Even Young Athletes May Not Get Enough Exercise, Study Shows

Too much time is spent sitting, rather than playing during sports practices, a new study shows. Credit: Corbis
Kids are so busy these days. After-...
Only about a quarter of children playing organized sports are getting the amount of exercise recommended by the government during team practice, the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine reports.

One Third of LGBT Youth Have Attempted Suicide

People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in September. Credit: Reena Rose Sib...The good news is that 70 percent of the LGBT youth in the study didn't meet the criteria for any mental disorders.

Eating Disorders on the Rise Among Children and Adolescents

Plus size models are becoming more popular on the runway. Credit: William West, AFP/Getty Images
Perhaps the media doesn't exactly dictate reality...
Despite efforts by the media, the number of children and adolescents being diagnosed with eating disorders continues to rise.

Winner of CNN Heroes Award Fights Sex Trafficking in Nepal

Anuradha Koirala is fighting sex trafficking. Credit: John Shearer, WireImage It seems that every bold-faced name supports a cause t...
Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal, an organization working to stop sex trafficking in Nepal, currently is visiting in Los Angeles, where she is being honored as CNN's Hero of 2010. The CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper, is scheduled to air on Thanksgiving Day.

Motorcycles+Kids=Risk of Brain Injury; Helmet Laws Help

Study shows that helmet laws are not universal. Credit: Corbis
Wear a helmet. It seems like obvious advice, particularly if th...
New studies show that motorcycle accidents are a significant source of traumatic brain injuries in adolescents and that they are more likely to wear helmets if the laws are more stringent.

Study Shows 1 In 4 Kids Younger Than 12 Is on a Diet

Does your kid really need to be on a diet? Credit: Getty Images
In light of America's child obesity epidemic, it sounds like good news: A quarter ...
Those diapers are looking tight. Time to go on a diet, little one.

Breast or Bottle Feeding? No Difference: Moms Are Equally Tired

Bottle feeding or breast-feeding, you're wiped out. Credit: Getty Images It's either good news or bad news, depending on your perspecti...It's either good news or bad news, depending on your perspective: A new study shows that breast-feeding and bottle feeding mothers are equally exhausted.

Peanut Allergy in Children Linked to Eating Peanuts While Pregnant

Back away from the PB and J ... Credit: Getty Images
Moms-to-be: Put down the peanut butter and step away from the grape jelly. Your sticky indulg...
Step away from the Skippy. Or maybe not.

Win on YouTube, Play at Carnegie Hall

Let's face it: When given the choice between even the most stunning performance of Elgar's cello concerto and, say, a singing contortionist, telev...Are you the next Yo-Yo Ma? Prove it on YouTube.

Shocker: Teens Not Truthful About Drug Use

Your kids are probably telling you what you want to hear. Credit: Getty Images
Your teenager insists he isn't taking drugs, and you believe him. ...
Get this: Teens lie about doing drugs.


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