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1.2 Million U.S. College Students Boozing on Average Day May 26, 2016

And over 700,000 use marijuana, government report says

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries May 20, 2016

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut May 20, 2016

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts May 20, 2016

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery May 20, 2016

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk May 19, 2016

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis May 18, 2016

It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk May 18, 2016

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan May 16, 2016

Here's what to include

COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment May 16, 2016

Study may help pinpoint patients who won't respond to standard medications

Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old May 13, 2016

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care May 13, 2016

They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later May 12, 2016

Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study May 12, 2016

But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

Zika Symptoms May Vary, So Testing Is Crucial May 11, 2016

Rash, headache were key signs in one recent case

Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma? May 11, 2016

Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not May 11, 2016

Only a severe reaction that comes within a hour or two signals true allergy to the antibiotic, allergist says

Health Tip: Climate Change Affects Health May 10, 2016

How extreme weather impacts your well-being

Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada May 09, 2016

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

Heart Failure Risk Seems to Rise in Winter May 06, 2016

Threat falls when weather warms, but reason for seasonal differences is unclear, study finds

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease May 05, 2016

Rising temperatures, less rain seen boosting rates of disease in rural areas with hot climes

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys May 05, 2016

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study May 05, 2016

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Managing Allergies, Asthma 101 May 03, 2016

Doctor offers advice to students who will be heading off to college

High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study May 02, 2016

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor? May 02, 2016

Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study May 02, 2016

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later? April 29, 2016

Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools April 29, 2016

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S. April 28, 2016

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care April 27, 2016

Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day April 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later April 26, 2016

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study April 26, 2016

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds April 25, 2016

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study April 25, 2016

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study April 21, 2016

Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study April 20, 2016

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants April 20, 2016

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

Health Tip: Practice Tornado Drills April 20, 2016

Make sure family members know what to do

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome? April 19, 2016

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today April 18, 2016

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies April 18, 2016

Stay away from things that make your eyes itch.

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