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'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

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

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain September 02, 2014

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

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

Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development August 29, 2014

Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia August 29, 2014

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

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

Have the child check each snack's nutrition

Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids August 28, 2014

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

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

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC August 28, 2014

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV August 28, 2014

A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows August 28, 2014

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says August 27, 2014

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? August 27, 2014

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School August 27, 2014

Reinforce the positives

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains August 26, 2014

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

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

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries August 25, 2014

For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy

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

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations August 25, 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

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

Health Tip: Manage Stress to Keep Diabetes in Check August 25, 2014

Get regular exercise

Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies August 25, 2014

Communicate the warning signs

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law August 25, 2014

Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

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

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules August 23, 2014

Expert offers advice on how to help kids adjust to earlier bedtimes

Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity August 22, 2014

Dietitian shares shopping guidelines

With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out August 22, 2014

Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says August 22, 2014

Eyelid surgery may help treat severe headaches, but not everyone's convinced

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says August 22, 2014

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds August 22, 2014

10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk

College Prep 101 August 22, 2014

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

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

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

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants August 21, 2014

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms August 21, 2014

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

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

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep August 21, 2014

Understand what's behind the fear

Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe August 21, 2014

Frequently discuss auto safety

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

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

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study August 20, 2014

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

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