Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study. Among nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey, a biennial survey of Arizona secondary school students, one-third (33%) had tried some form of marijuana, and nearly a quarter (24%) had tried marijuana concentrate.
Even well-intended comments about weight and dieting can actually harm children. Here’s advice for how to set kids up for a healthy life and a positive self-image. (Image credit: Janice Chang for NPR)
The government wants to withhold flu shots from migrants in detention centers even though doctors advise vaccinations for all detainees promptly upon arrival. (Image credit: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)
Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely to develop a substance use disorder in adulthood and nearly twice as likely to have diagnosable anxiety compared to children whose parents were not incarcerated, according to new research.
The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD. (Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)
A study looks at the toll of cancer on children around the world. Co-author Dr. Lisa Force of St. Jude hospital says: “An important prognostic indicator for survival is where that child is living.” (Image credit: Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)
A new app has been designed to help new parents become more ‘tuned in’ to what their babies are thinking and feeling.
Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country’s neediest. (Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)
In ongoing investigations, clinical researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect.
New research shows baby babbling changes the way parents speak to their infants, suggesting that infants are shaping their own learning environments.