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Behind Many High-Achieving Children... July 02, 2015

Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care July 02, 2015

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds July 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study July 02, 2015

Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug July 01, 2015

Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age July 01, 2015

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD? July 01, 2015

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect July 01, 2015

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost July 01, 2015

Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment July 01, 2015

After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike July 01, 2015

Study of San Francisco data for 1997-2012 shows 35 percent death rate over 5 years for these patients

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control July 01, 2015

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic July 01, 2015

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat June 30, 2015

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says June 30, 2015

But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section June 30, 2015

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety June 30, 2015

And help prevent injury

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds June 30, 2015

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study June 29, 2015

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations June 29, 2015

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds June 29, 2015

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids June 29, 2015

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says June 29, 2015

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females June 28, 2015

Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says June 27, 2015

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People June 26, 2015

Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study June 26, 2015

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts June 26, 2015

5-4 decision should help bring acceptance, respect for these committed relationships

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics June 26, 2015

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women June 26, 2015

Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

Health Tip: Swimming Safely June 26, 2015

Make sure pool is enclosed

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends June 25, 2015

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

Female Bosses May Not Push Pay Parity June 25, 2015

Study found some women did worse financially when working for a female manager

Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America June 25, 2015

Poor sleep, insomnia and sleep apnea are more common among minority groups, study shows

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100 June 25, 2015

But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say June 25, 2015

Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples, according to social scientists

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study June 25, 2015

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early June 24, 2015

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early June 24, 2015

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk June 24, 2015

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests June 24, 2015

But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar June 23, 2015

Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says

Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey June 23, 2015

Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight? June 23, 2015

One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage June 23, 2015

After spending the day squatting in too-tight pants, she temporarily couldn't walk

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study June 22, 2015

But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines June 22, 2015

Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Now Overweight or Obese: Study June 22, 2015

Only 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women at a healthy weight, researchers say

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