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Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests July 30, 2014

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia July 30, 2014

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk? July 30, 2014

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says July 29, 2014

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations July 29, 2014

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions July 28, 2014

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness July 28, 2014

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills July 28, 2014

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying July 28, 2014

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says July 15, 2014

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

Health Tip: Giving Children Chores July 14, 2014

Can help boost self-esteem

Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds July 11, 2014

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers July 08, 2014

Study found older sibling's obesity was strongest predictor for risk

Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study July 08, 2014

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study July 08, 2014

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians July 07, 2014

Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds July 07, 2014

Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

Many Don't Want to Be Alone With Their Thoughts July 03, 2014

Some people even preferred mild electric shocks to being in a quiet room by themselves, study finds

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later July 03, 2014

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

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

Weigh yourself often

Health Tip: Find a Healthy Balance Between Office and Home June 27, 2014

Leave work problems at the office

Get Tougher on Texting While Driving, Americans Say June 26, 2014

Poll finds support for stricter enforcement, harsher penalties

Neanderthal Poop Yields Clues to Early Man's Diet June 25, 2014

Analysis of ancient fecal matter suggests more plants were eaten than previously thought

Is All That TV Killing You? June 25, 2014

Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk June 25, 2014

British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers June 23, 2014

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds June 20, 2014

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study June 20, 2014

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons June 20, 2014

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility June 20, 2014

Make sure your expectations are understood

Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows June 19, 2014

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction' June 19, 2014

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns June 18, 2014

Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

Summer's The Perfect Time for Healthy Eating June 17, 2014

Select foods found in nature -- veggies, fruits, nuts and water, expert suggests

Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study June 16, 2014

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers June 16, 2014

Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds June 13, 2014

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

Standing During Meetings May Get Creative Juices Flowing June 13, 2014

Study found teams that met in rooms without chairs shared more ideas

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC June 12, 2014

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

Cool Teens, Uncool Future? June 12, 2014

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On June 12, 2014

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face? June 09, 2014

New research suggests that hands became big enough to form fists at same time as facial structure changed

It's Better to Prevent a Sunburn Than to Treat One, Dermatologist Says June 07, 2014

Sunscreen, shade and covering up can help protect against skin damage in the short- and long-term

Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study June 05, 2014

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

Health Tip: If You Aren't Hungry, Don't Eat June 04, 2014

Avoid eating out of boredom

Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study June 03, 2014

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds June 02, 2014

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends May 29, 2014

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds