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Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee April 28, 2017

A 10-minute climb can increase fitness and motivation, researcher says

Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids April 28, 2017

Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss? April 28, 2017

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop' April 28, 2017

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays

Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens April 28, 2017

Suggestions to limit TV and PC time

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health April 28, 2017

Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC April 27, 2017

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk? April 27, 2017

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene' April 27, 2017

Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds

Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds April 27, 2017

When students are engaged in a classroom, their brainwaves sync up, new research finds

Is Your Child Using Drugs? April 27, 2017

Telltale signs to watch for

Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success? April 27, 2017

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online April 26, 2017

Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies

Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return April 26, 2017

Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study April 26, 2017

Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD April 26, 2017

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA April 25, 2017

British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk April 25, 2017

After a stool test shows potential trouble, speedy follow-up could be key, study finds

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery April 25, 2017

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis April 25, 2017

Study found less disability, lower risk of early death

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia April 25, 2017

Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'? April 25, 2017

Calming kids with food can start a vicious, fattening cycle, study says

Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span April 24, 2017

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off April 24, 2017

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

Counting Your Way to Weight Loss April 24, 2017

Standard calorie caps aren't for everyone

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men? April 24, 2017

New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths April 24, 2017

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms? April 24, 2017

Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women

Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol April 21, 2017

Drinking down 11 percent in states where liquor retailers must post signs, study finds

At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street? April 21, 2017

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features April 21, 2017

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women April 21, 2017

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis April 21, 2017

When to see a doctor

Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats April 21, 2017

Fish low in mercury are safest

High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients? April 18, 2017

Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road April 18, 2017

Mental health experts say his decades-long struggle with his mother's death all too common for children

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples April 18, 2017

Survey found those who'd exchanged vows were better off physically and mentally than their single peers

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time April 18, 2017

Here's what parents can do

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey April 17, 2017

Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid? April 17, 2017

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings April 17, 2017

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too April 17, 2017

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

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