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Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School January 16, 2017

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks January 13, 2017

Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study January 11, 2017

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty January 10, 2017

Doctors, families should talk more about what to expect, researchers say

Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids? January 09, 2017

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws January 09, 2017

Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens January 06, 2017

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado January 06, 2017

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk? January 05, 2017

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath January 04, 2017

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing January 04, 2017

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease January 04, 2017

Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk December 29, 2016

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

Flu Shots Are Worth It December 28, 2016

Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It? December 27, 2016

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes December 21, 2016

Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests December 21, 2016

Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends December 20, 2016

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study December 20, 2016

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities December 19, 2016

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs December 19, 2016

American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services December 16, 2016

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price December 15, 2016

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens December 14, 2016

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath? December 13, 2016

New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

Where You Live May Determine How You Die December 13, 2016

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds December 12, 2016

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma December 09, 2016

Lack of sleep also tied to more weight and more frequent health visits for those with the airway disease

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms December 09, 2016

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn December 07, 2016

15 hottest-ever days predicted for every record low if greenhouse gas emissions don't decline

Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say December 06, 2016

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery December 02, 2016

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School December 02, 2016

Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy December 02, 2016

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids November 29, 2016

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools November 28, 2016

Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors November 25, 2016

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey November 23, 2016

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks November 22, 2016

Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study November 22, 2016

Researchers find blacks and Hispanics more likely to be allergic to corn and shellfish, for instance

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens November 22, 2016

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks November 21, 2016

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being November 18, 2016

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

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