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Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds April 01, 2015

Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests April 01, 2015

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People April 01, 2015

Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist April 01, 2015

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study April 01, 2015

Instead, difficulty with returning to civilian life appears to increase risk, experts say

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows April 01, 2015

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors March 31, 2015

Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message' March 31, 2015

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer March 30, 2015

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food March 30, 2015

But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study March 30, 2015

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds March 27, 2015

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death March 27, 2015

Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds March 26, 2015

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals March 26, 2015

Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It March 26, 2015

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC March 26, 2015

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study March 25, 2015

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children March 25, 2015

In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls March 25, 2015

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain March 25, 2015

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids March 25, 2015

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level? March 25, 2015

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span March 24, 2015

But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit

Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene March 24, 2015

Disclosure that she had ovaries removed spotlights issues faced by women with BRCA mutations

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests March 24, 2015

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars March 24, 2015

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health March 24, 2015

It can lead to anxiety and depression

Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study March 23, 2015

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Exercise Might Help His Sex Life March 23, 2015

Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care March 23, 2015

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

Colorado's Legal Pot Is Potent, and a Little Dirty March 23, 2015

Marijuana three times stronger than in the 1980s, lab tests report

Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids March 20, 2015

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds, Survey Shows March 20, 2015

Cost, forgetfulness, skin improvement were reasons cited for lapses

Green Space in Cities May Soothe the Heart March 20, 2015

Study found lowered heart rates in residents when they walked by vacant lots that had been beautified

Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes? March 19, 2015

Study says yes, but experts say the technology must first be refined and gain wider acceptance

A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain March 19, 2015

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds March 19, 2015

But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care March 19, 2015

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use March 19, 2015

But it's not clear from study if dropping these habits would shorten the time people need outside nutrition

Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention? March 19, 2015

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults March 19, 2015

But researchers don't know if unemployment contributes to depression or depression contributes to unemployment

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women March 19, 2015

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too March 18, 2015

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

Doctors' Racial Biases May Not Influence Patient Care, Survey Suggests March 18, 2015

But study doesn't look at real-life cases

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients March 18, 2015

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

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