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'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests September 02, 2014

Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure September 02, 2014

Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies September 02, 2014

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly September 02, 2014

But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study September 02, 2014

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline? September 02, 2014

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says September 01, 2014

Support, communication appear to be buffers

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries September 01, 2014

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels August 29, 2014

Have the child check each snack's nutrition

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients? August 29, 2014

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 August 28, 2014

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry August 28, 2014

Things that may spur unhealthy habit

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease August 27, 2014

Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA August 26, 2014

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds August 26, 2014

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Health Tip: Help Prevent Foodborne Illness August 26, 2014

Wash hands frequently

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years August 25, 2014

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds August 25, 2014

And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report

Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study August 25, 2014

Research suggests they aren't recognizing overweight in children as readily as they did in years past

Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge August 25, 2014

Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics

What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation August 24, 2014

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity August 22, 2014

Dietitian shares shopping guidelines

Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options August 22, 2014

Choose from a variety of meats, veggies and fruit

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes August 21, 2014

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes August 21, 2014

Study found association regardless of their current weight

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers August 21, 2014

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests August 21, 2014

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds August 21, 2014

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes August 21, 2014

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna August 21, 2014

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease August 20, 2014

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home August 20, 2014

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food August 19, 2014

Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says August 18, 2014

Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables

When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses August 15, 2014

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer August 15, 2014

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis August 15, 2014

Too much weight can strain joints

Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success August 14, 2014

Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC August 14, 2014

Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study August 14, 2014

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

Belsomra Approved for Insomnia August 14, 2014

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys August 14, 2014

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors August 14, 2014

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

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