We are seeing a sharp increase in suicide among children aged 10 to 14. Since 1999, the incidence rate for this group has nearly doubled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014 it was just as likely that a child took his or her own life than it was that he/she died in a traffic accident. What explains this shocking surge?
A new study confirms something that we believed was true, yet couldn't be sure of. Research published online in the journal Pediatrics concludes that when concussion victims are removed more quickly from physical activity after a collision and have additional time to recover before resuming play, the intervention significantly speeds recovery time and reduces concussive symptoms.
Energy drinks can pose a health risk to children and adolescents, due to their high caffeine content. And a recent review from a consumer advocacy group says these drinks should not be sold or marketed at all to children under age 18.
Obese adolescents are at risk of becoming obese adults, which in turn places them at a higher risk of early diabetes and other chronic conditions. And exercise is an important means of both improving their general health as well as helping them with weight loss.
Drinking among adolescents has long been on the radar as a public health concern. This is especially concerning when it comes to binge drinking, which in addition to