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Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged December 02, 2016

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart December 02, 2016

Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk? December 01, 2016

Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer

Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise November 30, 2016

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health November 29, 2016

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart? November 29, 2016

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds November 29, 2016

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating

Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows November 25, 2016

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . . November 23, 2016

Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

Survival Tips for Holiday Road Trips November 23, 2016

Staying calm and being prepared can help you reach your destination safely

1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey November 23, 2016

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study November 23, 2016

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks November 21, 2016

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season November 20, 2016

Display healthy foods and keep unhealthy ones out of sight, nutritionist advises

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers November 15, 2016

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids November 14, 2016

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep November 09, 2016

Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumber

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight November 04, 2016

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes November 04, 2016

Distributors absorbed some of the extra cost, researchers say

Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble November 04, 2016

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit November 03, 2016

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's? November 02, 2016

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions November 01, 2016

Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem? October 25, 2016

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study October 25, 2016

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths October 24, 2016

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make October 20, 2016

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer October 20, 2016

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice October 14, 2016

'They draw the line at copying irrelevant actions,' researcher reports

Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic? October 14, 2016

Study compares baby boomers, Generation X and millennials

'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!' October 13, 2016

More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health October 05, 2016

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs October 03, 2016

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

U.S. Smoking Rates Differ by County, Not Just State October 03, 2016

Regional figures can help health officials tailor prevention programs

Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen October 02, 2016

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path September 30, 2016

Inflated expectations of what they deserve doom many to disappointment, review of the data shows

How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids? September 27, 2016

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult September 23, 2016

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost September 23, 2016

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds September 21, 2016

Findings from Germany, Japan and the United States suggest festive seasons spur overeating

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied September 16, 2016

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

Sugary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens September 08, 2016

Fewer choose sweetened beverages when labels mention obesity, diabetes, study finds

TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study September 07, 2016

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke September 02, 2016

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick August 28, 2016

Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine August 25, 2016

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness August 24, 2016

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids August 23, 2016

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s? August 22, 2016

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through August 22, 2016

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

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