E-Cigarettes Exposing Teens To Cancer-Causing Toxins, Report SaysAccording to scientists in California, vaping is exposing teens to "potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes."
Students Heading To Florida Capitol To Push For Gun Law ChangesChris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.
Tide Pod Challenge: The Viral Challenge Encouraging Teens To Eat Laundry DetergentA strange new internet craze coined the “Tide Pod Challenge” has gone viral with teens across the nation.
More Time On Smartphones Linked To Higher Suicide Risk In Teens, Study SaysResearchers at Florida State University (FSU) say there's a link between an increased risk of suicide in teens and the time spent using mobile devices.
1 In 5 Teens Has Suffered A Concussion, Study FindsThe study found that over 31 percent of students who played a contact sport the previous year reported having had at least one diagnosed concussion.
Report: Minn. Teen Birth Rates At Historic Lows, But Disparities PersistA new report out Wednesday shows that birth and pregnancy rates of adolescents in Minnesota are at historic lows. Still, health researchers say more needs to be done to help lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in under-severed communities, especially in greater Minnesota and among the state’s communities of color.
Local Author Says Social Media Can Leave Young Girls VulnerableNew technology doesn't just leave your personal information vulnerable -- it can leave people, especially young girls, vulnerable.
Why Don't More Minnesota Teens Use IUDs?Over the past three or four years, the medical community has reached a consensus about the best method for teenage girls to avoid unplanned pregnancies. Long-acting birth control devices -- IUDs and under-the-skin implants -- function for years without requiring any effort by women. Their effectivity rate, more than 99 percent, is surpassed only by sterility and celibacy. Teens who’ve used the devices prefer them to other contraceptives. And while the price of a single device is upward of $800, their long-term cost is among the lowest of any birth control method.
Mpls. To Consider Banning Flavored Tobacco Products At Most BusinessesThe City of Minneapolis is considering doing more to keep minors away from tobacco. City officials are discussing a ban that would outlaw flavored tobacco products at most businesses.
'U' Develops Smart Phone App For Teen DriversCar crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers. That's why researchers at the University of Minnesota are using smart phones to keep teens safe behind the wheel. The Teen Driver Support System, or TDSS, is like having an extra parent in the car at all times.
Starkey Foundation Warns Of Headphone RiskOne way to make a teenager happy this holiday season> Buy them something to turn up the music and tune out the world. MP3 players, iPods and high-quality headphones are on the wish lists of many teens again this season. But the price may go well beyond what's on the sales receipt.
Good Question: What Should Parents Do If They Find Their Child Is Sexting?Many teenagers leave nothing to the imagination anymore with the way they use their phones. A new six-year study found 28 percent of high school students had sent nude photos of themselves by text message.