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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

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

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

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids July 14, 2014

No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

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

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

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

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

Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day July 02, 2014

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School June 30, 2014

40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study June 27, 2014

It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match June 26, 2014

Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers June 23, 2014

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C. June 23, 2014

Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says June 23, 2014

Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds June 20, 2014

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study June 20, 2014

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids June 19, 2014

Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows June 19, 2014

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain June 19, 2014

Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study June 19, 2014

Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials June 17, 2014

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds June 17, 2014

About 10 new brands, 240 new flavors come out every month; some quickly disappear though

Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says June 16, 2014

Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study June 16, 2014

They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds June 13, 2014

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC June 12, 2014

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study June 12, 2014

Their annual expenses were almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report

Cool Teens, Uncool Future? June 12, 2014

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On June 12, 2014

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease June 11, 2014

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds June 10, 2014

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers June 09, 2014

Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says June 09, 2014

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person June 09, 2014

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

New Approaches to Acne Treatment June 09, 2014

Topical applications plus antibiotics often succeed, experts say

Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief June 08, 2014

Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students June 06, 2014

Restless nights affect academic performance as much as binge drinking and smoking pot, study suggests

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study June 06, 2014

Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests June 05, 2014

But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study June 04, 2014

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report