July 23, 2014: Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

July 23, 2014: Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

July 23, 2014: Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence
Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

July 23, 2014: Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

July 23, 2014: Health Tip: Eating for Your Age
Suggestions for men in their 60s

July 22, 2014: Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

July 22, 2014: Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots
Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

July 22, 2014: High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

July 22, 2014: Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

July 21, 2014: Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

July 21, 2014: Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

July 21, 2014: No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

July 21, 2014: Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

July 21, 2014: HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

July 19, 2014: Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

July 18, 2014: HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

July 18, 2014: Food Safety Tips for the Summer
Clean hands, proper food temperatures are key to preventing foodborne illnesses, expert says

July 18, 2014: Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary
It may help you lose weight

July 17, 2014: College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

July 17, 2014: Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More
Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests

July 17, 2014: Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women
Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

July 17, 2014: 'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

July 16, 2014: Protein Temporarily Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
Scientists report that injection lowered blood sugar levels, improved insulin insensitivity

July 16, 2014: Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

July 16, 2014: Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

July 16, 2014: Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

July 16, 2014: Science Finds Way to Block Booze's Effect -- in Worms
But the finding might someday lead to new alcoholism treatments, researchers hope

July 16, 2014: Health Tip: Pack Healthy Beach Snacks
Skip offerings from concession stands

July 15, 2014: Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

July 15, 2014: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds
American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

July 15, 2014: Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

July 15, 2014: A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

July 15, 2014: Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

July 15, 2014: Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease
Study found strong association between higher intake and lower odds for ALS

July 15, 2014: Organic Foods May Be Healthier, Review Finds
But critics say the analysis misses some important points

July 15, 2014: Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says
They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

July 14, 2014: Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color
Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

July 14, 2014: Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
More research is needed to understand why, authors say

July 14, 2014: High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

July 14, 2014: Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

July 14, 2014: Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?
New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

July 14, 2014: Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
Social support might be the key, researcher says

July 14, 2014: Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

July 14, 2014: Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest
Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

July 12, 2014: Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards
Researchers found that people ate more if told their walk was exercise, rather than scenic stroll

July 11, 2014: Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics
But device is still a long way from use by people

July 11, 2014: A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

July 10, 2014: Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion
Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found