There's good news: sex and drugs are less common in teenagers today than in previous generations. However, depression, suicide ideation, bullying, and sexual violence are still disturbingly high.
Early puberty in girls has become a growing concern throughout the developed world, and studies indicate that it is linked with elevated risk of breast cancer, heart disease, depression, and even alcohol abuse.
Salt: it may make our food taste better, but like any good thing, it's always best in moderation. Too much salt has been tied to increased blood pressure, and now it seems high salt diets may also delay the onset of puberty, according to a new study.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is proving effective in the United States since it was first introduced in 2006, with a new study saying teen girls infection rates are down by 56 percent.
Many food products available today marketed towards children have either large quantities of sugar, salt or fat. Now a new product has hit shelves - caffeinated gum - prompting government and watchdog groups to react.