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Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds August 22, 2014

10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants August 21, 2014

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds August 21, 2014

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit August 19, 2014

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses August 15, 2014

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk August 15, 2014

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens

Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors August 14, 2014

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved August 12, 2014

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence August 12, 2014

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions August 11, 2014

High school injury reports support safer tackling efforts

Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study August 08, 2014

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls August 07, 2014

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study August 06, 2014

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

Health Tip: Take Care in the Heat August 06, 2014

Avoid the outdoors during peak hours

Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids August 05, 2014

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids August 04, 2014

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer August 03, 2014

Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

Sports, Hot Weather Can Be Dangerous Combo August 01, 2014

It's crucial to spot the early symptoms of heat-related illness, expert says

Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says August 01, 2014

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD August 01, 2014

Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes August 01, 2014

Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD July 31, 2014

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years July 31, 2014

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms July 30, 2014

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC July 30, 2014

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC July 30, 2014

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says July 29, 2014

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says July 29, 2014

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds July 15, 2014

Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds July 14, 2014

More research is needed to understand why, authors say

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids July 14, 2014

Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion July 10, 2014

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones? July 10, 2014

U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back July 10, 2014

New study discounts notion that wind, rain influence lower back pain

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study July 08, 2014

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study July 08, 2014

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD July 07, 2014

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies July 07, 2014

Early breast-feeding may help

Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed July 04, 2014

Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds July 03, 2014

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Hurricane Season Has Begun: Are You Ready? July 03, 2014

Hurricane Arthur serves as reminder to check emergency food, water and medical supplies

Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners July 03, 2014

Especially if a family member has asthma

New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies July 02, 2014

Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

If You Can't Stand the Heat . . . July 02, 2014

Health officials offer tips for coping with summer's soaring temps

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