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Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too October 27, 2016

Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says

Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens October 26, 2016

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

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

'Laughing Gas' May Not Ease Pain During Childbirth: Study October 24, 2016

Nitrous oxide gaining interest among expectant mothers in the United States, researchers report

Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests October 24, 2016

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football October 24, 2016

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches October 21, 2016

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study October 21, 2016

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day October 21, 2016

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study October 20, 2016

Those with a history of bullying or who thought violence against girls was normal were most likely perpetrators

Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make October 20, 2016

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC October 18, 2016

Treatments protect against most cavities -- reducing pain and dental costs

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey October 16, 2016

And nearly half say they are food insecure

How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall October 07, 2016

Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

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

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels October 04, 2016

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

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

Scare Up Some Halloween Safety October 01, 2016

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking September 30, 2016

Study found lower rates among those living in areas with restrictions

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine September 30, 2016

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens September 29, 2016

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability September 29, 2016

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk September 28, 2016

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program September 28, 2016

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients September 27, 2016

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds September 27, 2016

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise September 26, 2016

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

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

Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says September 22, 2016

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years September 21, 2016

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut September 20, 2016

Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits September 20, 2016

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education September 19, 2016

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness September 19, 2016

Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study September 19, 2016

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study September 16, 2016

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied September 16, 2016

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

For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips September 16, 2016

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC September 16, 2016

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth September 15, 2016

Here's what parents can do

Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade September 13, 2016

International study finds courses often out of touch, too clinical

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected September 12, 2016

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years September 12, 2016

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain September 10, 2016

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

Savor Your Coffee -- and a Bright Smile September 09, 2016

Expert tips for preventing discoloration