July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

July 18, 2014: Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC
Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

July 17, 2014: Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More
Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests

July 17, 2014: Health Tip: Embrace Your Body
Don't expect perfection

July 15, 2014: Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says
They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

July 14, 2014: Health Tip: Giving Children Chores
Can help boost self-esteem

July 11, 2014: Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds
Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

July 09, 2014: Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC
Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

July 08, 2014: Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers
Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

July 08, 2014: Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study
Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

July 08, 2014: Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study
Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

July 07, 2014: 'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians
Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

July 07, 2014: Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds
Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

July 03, 2014: Many Don't Want to Be Alone With Their Thoughts
Some people even preferred mild electric shocks to being in a quiet room by themselves, study finds

July 03, 2014: Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

July 02, 2014: Health Tip: Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
Weigh yourself often

June 27, 2014: Health Tip: Find a Healthy Balance Between Office and Home
Leave work problems at the office

June 26, 2014: Get Tougher on Texting While Driving, Americans Say
Poll finds support for stricter enforcement, harsher penalties

June 25, 2014: Neanderthal Poop Yields Clues to Early Man's Diet
Analysis of ancient fecal matter suggests more plants were eaten than previously thought

June 25, 2014: Is All That TV Killing You?
Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

June 25, 2014: Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk
British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

June 23, 2014: Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers
A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

June 23, 2014: Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

June 20, 2014: Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds
This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

June 20, 2014: No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

June 20, 2014: A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons
25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

June 20, 2014: Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility
Make sure your expectations are understood

June 19, 2014: Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows
Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

June 19, 2014: Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'
'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

June 18, 2014: Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns
Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

June 17, 2014: Summer's The Perfect Time for Healthy Eating
Select foods found in nature -- veggies, fruits, nuts and water, expert suggests

June 16, 2014: Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

June 16, 2014: Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers
Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

June 13, 2014: Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds
Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

June 13, 2014: Standing During Meetings May Get Creative Juices Flowing
Study found teams that met in rooms without chairs shared more ideas

June 12, 2014: Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC
But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

June 12, 2014: Cool Teens, Uncool Future?
Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

June 12, 2014: When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On
For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

June 09, 2014: Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face?
New research suggests that hands became big enough to form fists at same time as facial structure changed

June 07, 2014: It's Better to Prevent a Sunburn Than to Treat One, Dermatologist Says
Sunscreen, shade and covering up can help protect against skin damage in the short- and long-term

June 05, 2014: Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study
Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

June 04, 2014: Health Tip: If You Aren't Hungry, Don't Eat
Avoid eating out of boredom

June 03, 2014: Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study
Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

June 02, 2014: 1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds
Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

May 29, 2014: Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

May 27, 2014: When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More
Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

May 27, 2014: Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers
Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

May 23, 2014: Guard Your Good Vision, Experts Say
FDA offers tips on how to protect your eyes from dangers that could harm your sight

May 23, 2014: Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds
Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

May 23, 2014: New Campaign Seeks to Help Sleep-Deprived Americans
'Sleep Well, Be Well' hopes to boost the nation's health by stressing the necessity of restful nights