teenagers

Getting your teen ready for the road

Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be an exciting time in a teenager's life. But it could also mean the end of it if they get into a fatal car accident.

Teen vaping of marijuana on rise, survey finds

Vaping remained popular among teens across the United States in 2019, according to a new report, and there were significant increases in vaping of marijuana by eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders.

Trump mocks Greta Thunberg after her Time honor

President Donald Trump on Thursday again publicly mocked teen climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg, tweeting that the 16-year-old Swede who has inspired protesters worldwide has "anger management" issues.

Teen sisters turn origami into fund for clean water projects

Origami. In all shapes and sizes. On the piano. On the tables. On the shelves. The Adams family home in Dallas has been taken over by the ancient art, but no one seems to mind. Those paper creations are funding clean water projects around the world and saving lives. A cluttered home is a small price to pay in exchange.

Escaped Tennessee teens walked out front door

Four teenagers were able to escape through the front door of a Nashville, Tennessee, juvenile detention center because of critical oversights by the company that managed the facility, officials said Monday.

States requiring universal background checks less likely to see guns in schools

High school students in states that require universal background checks on all prospective gun buyers are less likely to carry guns compared to students in states that require background checks only on sales through federally licensed firearms dealers, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics.

US births decline for fourth year in a row, CDC says

The number of births in the United States declined for a fourth year following an increase in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Child sex abuse cases treated in ERs more than doubles

The number of US adolescents admitted to emergency rooms for injuries related to sexual abuse more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a new study. For kids ages 12 to 17, the number increased from 2,280 in 2010 to 5,058 in 2016.