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Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds January 31, 2015

Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls January 30, 2015

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School January 30, 2015

Hearing it at home can bolster success in classroom, researcher says

Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says January 30, 2015

Even in countries with gender inequality, female students often have better grades

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women January 30, 2015

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds January 30, 2015

Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College January 30, 2015

Address any health issues

Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study January 29, 2015

Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles January 29, 2015

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases January 28, 2015

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women January 28, 2015

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking January 28, 2015

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women January 28, 2015

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests January 28, 2015

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults January 27, 2015

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions January 27, 2015

Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds January 27, 2015

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth January 27, 2015

As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children January 27, 2015

Make sure kids get enough fluids

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer January 26, 2015

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study January 26, 2015

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says January 26, 2015

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem? January 26, 2015

Young people who were born preemies start having sex later than their peers, study finds

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids January 26, 2015

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis January 26, 2015

Including pain that worsens

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana January 26, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak January 26, 2015

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day January 23, 2015

Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out

With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say January 23, 2015

Study finds that people ignored nutritional information if they thought yogurt didn't taste good

Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds January 23, 2015

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds January 23, 2015

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies <i>and</i> Minds January 23, 2015

Regular physical activity appears to boost oxygen supply to the brain, study says

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover January 22, 2015

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC January 22, 2015

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines January 22, 2015

Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism January 22, 2015

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer January 22, 2015

But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S. January 22, 2015

More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis January 22, 2015

Discomfort with walking, standing, lying or sitting comes later, study finds

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds January 21, 2015

But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms? January 21, 2015

No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments January 21, 2015

Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment January 20, 2015

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

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