November 27, 2012 The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is relatively stable at about 50,000 people a year. But HIV is on the rise in people under 25, federal data show. The upswing is driven largely by infections among young black men.
July 24, 2012 Black high school students are engaging in risky sexual behavior far less often than they were 20 years ago, a study found. But their condom use is also dropping, leading some to worry that HIV rates within the black community may not go down.
July 12, 2012 How can families help self-harm sufferers become self-harm survivors? Commentator Barbara J. King and her 18-year-old daughter Sarah Hogg reflect together on Sarah's past cutting behavior, why it happened, and what factors helped in her recovery.
May 31, 2012 A recession and its lingering effects have made it even harder for teens to find summer employment. But the drop off in teen summer hiring predates the recession.
April 25, 2012 Teenagers are turning to hand sanitizer in search of a cheap legal buzz, poison control centers report. Doctors say it's dumb, and dangerous.
February 15, 2012 The stricter the parents when it comes to teenage drinking, the less likely a teen is to succumb to an impulse to imbibe, Dutch researchers have found.
December 5, 2011 Teens aren't the rampant texters that we've been led to believe. In fact, they're pretty darned modest. That's the news from a survey of middle and high schoolers. Just 1 percent of teenagers said they had created or appeared in sexually explicit videos or photos that were shared.
September 19, 2011 The HPV vaccine has been attracting all the controversy lately, but dozens of states mandate that teens and preteens get other vaccines. California is in the midst of getting 3 million children immunized for whooping cough in an effort to stop an outbreak there.
September 14, 2011 Tougher licensing laws may explain the findings of a study that analyzed more than 130,000 fatal teen crashes over 22 years. Experts note that teens who wait until they are 18 can get their license without jumping through as many hoops — or facing as many restrictions.