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Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse April 27, 2015

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School April 27, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation

Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens April 27, 2015

Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study April 27, 2015

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid April 27, 2015

Here's who should take the supplement

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns April 27, 2015

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids April 27, 2015

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk April 27, 2015

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds April 27, 2015

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground April 27, 2015

This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests April 27, 2015

Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds April 27, 2015

By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens April 27, 2015

More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study April 27, 2015

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert April 24, 2015

More than 140 cases of the AIDS-causing virus reported in rural Indiana

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood April 24, 2015

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping April 24, 2015

To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say April 24, 2015

People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp April 24, 2015

Work on social skills

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age April 24, 2015

Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal April 23, 2015

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study April 23, 2015

The sooner, the better, researchers found

Chronic Migraines Take Big Toll on Families, Survey Finds April 23, 2015

Debilitating headaches meant less participation in family activities, canceled plans each month

Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked? April 22, 2015

In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days

New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment April 22, 2015

Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety April 22, 2015

Reassure children that they'll be safe

Health Tip: Manage Weight-Loss Goals April 22, 2015

Adjust targets as needed

Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism April 21, 2015

Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation April 21, 2015

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study April 21, 2015

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines April 21, 2015

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link April 21, 2015

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults April 21, 2015

Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually April 21, 2015

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says April 20, 2015

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows April 20, 2015

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

FDA Warns of Bogus Botox April 20, 2015

Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030 April 20, 2015

Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How April 20, 2015

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

Health Tip: Live Healthier to Help Prevent Osteoporosis April 20, 2015

Get weight-bearing exercise and increase dietary calcium

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds April 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner April 18, 2015

Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two April 17, 2015

U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids April 17, 2015

Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds April 17, 2015

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds April 17, 2015

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

Health Tip: Applying Artificial Nails April 17, 2015

Suggestions for at-home use

Health Tip: Cut Down on Stress April 17, 2015

Living a healthier lifestyle can help

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says April 16, 2015

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

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