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Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity May 24, 2016

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes May 24, 2016

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool May 24, 2016

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More May 24, 2016

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods May 24, 2016

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep May 24, 2016

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most May 23, 2016

Researchers propose regulating number of unhealthy food outlets

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity May 23, 2016

Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends May 23, 2016

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges May 23, 2016

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer May 23, 2016

Two-thirds said they would've liked more advice on preserving ability to have children, study shows

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees May 23, 2016

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress May 21, 2016

But study did not find similar benefit for people living near parks, forests

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method May 20, 2016

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought? May 20, 2016

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler May 20, 2016

Activities to get creativity flowing

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture May 20, 2016

Don't push too hard during exercise

Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide May 20, 2016

Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival May 19, 2016

Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk May 19, 2016

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy May 19, 2016

Here's what medical experts recommend

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth May 19, 2016

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk May 18, 2016

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities May 18, 2016

In Jackson, Miss., Columbia, S.C., and El Paso, Texas, rates now exceed or approach 30 percent, report finds

Marriage a Buffer Against Drinking Problems? May 17, 2016

Study found protective benefit for both men and women, but didn't prove cause and effect

1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds May 17, 2016

And two-thirds say they experience gender bias in workplace

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Treatment for Cancer: Study May 17, 2016

But it's not clear what's driving the difference in care, researcher says

Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study May 17, 2016

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice May 16, 2016

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health May 16, 2016

They were one-third less likely to die over 20-year period, study suggests

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat May 16, 2016

Study found little change at 20 hours a week or less, but full-time employment was a different story

Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark May 13, 2016

Study found only 4 of 53 online calculators accurately predicted best days for conception

Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer May 13, 2016

But study found just 30 minutes of exercise a week might lower chances of disease

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils' May 13, 2016

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time May 13, 2016

Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk? May 12, 2016

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

Men Miss Out on Bone Loss Screening May 12, 2016

Yet, millions are at risk of osteoporosis, researchers say

Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies May 12, 2016

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon May 12, 2016

International study puts common myth to rest

Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study May 12, 2016

But delay in getting chemotherapy may lower odds of survival, researcher says

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development May 12, 2016

Make sure your youngster is on track

Health Tip: Keep Your Head in the Game May 12, 2016

Suggestions for staying calm

Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study May 12, 2016

But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare May 11, 2016

Study shows 91 percent of Medicaid-eligible children are now enrolled

Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level? May 11, 2016

Perhaps, but social and environmental factors have greater influence, researchers say

Does Fat-Storing Hormone Cause Obesity? May 11, 2016

Researchers evaluate role of neurotensin in weight gain

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

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