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Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch August 26, 2016

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight August 26, 2016

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 26, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC August 26, 2016

New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well August 26, 2016

Suggestions to keep their feet happy

'Pretend Mommy' Program Doesn't Deter Teen Pregnancy August 25, 2016

Schools should think twice about sending girls home with simulator baby, study suggests

Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings August 25, 2016

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika August 25, 2016

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger August 25, 2016

Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive

Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter August 25, 2016

If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive August 25, 2016

Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise August 25, 2016

Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain August 25, 2016

Suggestions for what to do

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say August 24, 2016

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk August 24, 2016

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study August 24, 2016

Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth August 24, 2016

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men August 24, 2016

Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy August 24, 2016

Here's what can help

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning August 23, 2016

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids August 23, 2016

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Average Lifespan Longer for Twins August 23, 2016

And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC August 23, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice August 23, 2016

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids August 23, 2016

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School August 22, 2016

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight August 22, 2016

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand August 22, 2016

Women prefer female doctors, but urology has one of the largest gender gaps in medicine, researchers say

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through August 22, 2016

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight August 22, 2016

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School August 22, 2016

The routine should start now

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School August 22, 2016

Here's what you should teach them

Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season' August 22, 2016

Marriages often break up after winter and summer holidays, research reveals

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives August 22, 2016

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers August 22, 2016

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List August 19, 2016

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision? August 19, 2016

Men alone tend to choose an extreme option, study contends

Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks August 19, 2016

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems August 19, 2016

Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses? August 19, 2016

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids August 19, 2016

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge August 19, 2016

Sleep expert offers parents some advice

Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip August 19, 2016

Suggestions for vacation

Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study August 18, 2016

Decline follows recommendation against routine screening, but experts not sure if trend is good or bad

Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD? August 18, 2016

Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

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