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Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch August 26, 2016

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight August 26, 2016

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players August 26, 2016

Coaches, trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 26, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Health Tip: Keeping Foods Separate During Grilling August 26, 2016

Practices that can help prevent illness

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

New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 25, 2016

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA August 25, 2016

Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say August 24, 2016

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth August 24, 2016

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 24, 2016

State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study August 23, 2016

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning August 23, 2016

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC August 23, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Health Tip: Pack Healthier Lunches August 23, 2016

But don't sacrifice variety and taste

Health Tip: Shop for the Freshest Fish August 23, 2016

Here's how to tell

No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids August 22, 2016

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

Head Injury Screening Tests Approved August 22, 2016

Assess brain function after possible concussions

Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out August 22, 2016

A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight August 22, 2016

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes August 22, 2016

Whether link applies to humans isn't clear, researchers say

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

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight August 22, 2016

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers August 22, 2016

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List August 19, 2016

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika August 19, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says 5 cases of locally transmitted infection have occured in the tourist spot

Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids August 19, 2016

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart August 19, 2016

Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says

Possible Cases of Local Zika Transmission in Miami Beach August 19, 2016

If confirmed, a health advisory against travel to the city by pregnant women may follow, unidentified source says

Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip August 19, 2016

Suggestions for vacation

Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetics, Study Finds August 18, 2016

Those who ate 2 servings a week were 48 percent less likely to develop diabetic retinopathy

Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD? August 18, 2016

Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better August 18, 2016

Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk August 18, 2016

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion August 17, 2016

Donor became ill after giving blood that was then used by 2 patients in Rio de Janeiro, physicians say

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Celiac Disease Risk May Be Tied to Time, Place of Birth August 16, 2016

Swedish study finds lower risk of the digestive disorder in babies born in winter or cooler climates

Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life August 16, 2016

Smoking, inactivity top the list of culprits, researchers say

Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight August 16, 2016

Study found odds for 4 types rose 10 percent for every decade of obesity

Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food August 16, 2016

Lack of dietary choices tied to early signs of heart disease

U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age August 16, 2016

Full-time students aged 18 to 22 also have higher rates of binge-drinking, survey finds

Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout August 15, 2016

DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem

Health Tip: Do Your Homework Before Dining Out August 15, 2016

Make sure there are healthy options

Surviving Freshman Year 101 August 14, 2016

Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds August 12, 2016

Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs August 12, 2016

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

Ditch Your Car, Ride Your Bike and Check Your Scale August 12, 2016

European study finds people who mostly use bikes to get around weigh less

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