The new e-cigarette flavor ban has a notable exemption: menthol. Research shows that menthol cigarette use is highest among young smokers.
We’ve summarized scholarship on adolescent vaping, such as work examining its prevalence and perceived risks, in this research roundup.
Beyond race, factors including income, education level, insurance status and health literacy are linked to children’s asthma outcomes, including severity of and control over the condition.
Who gets the flu shot, who doesn't, and why?
Type 1 diabetes diagnoses have rapidly risen for Hispanic youth in comparison to other racial and ethnic groups, a recent study finds.
A $1 increase in the minimum wage is associated with a 2 percent drop in the teen birth rate, suggests a new study in the
American Journal of Public Health.
2014 study in
Health Affairs analyzing how the implementation of the Dependant Coverage Provision of the ACA helped boost rates of young persons seeking mental health treatment.
2016 study in the
American Journal of Political Science that looks at the effectiveness of preregistration laws, which allow youth to register to vote before they are eligible to vote.
2016 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network that looks at whether praise or money is a more effective tool for encouraging adolescents to complete after-school tutoring sessions.
Adolescents and young adults are spending less time outdoors and more time glued to screens—computer, TV, tablet and cell phones, according to numerous studies. A 2015 Australian study published in BMC Public Health found that 70 percent of ninth-grade boys use screens for more than two hours a day; screen time is even higher