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Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze February 23, 2017

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls February 22, 2017

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids February 20, 2017

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides February 20, 2017

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies February 17, 2017

Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids February 15, 2017

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

Screen Time and Teen Time February 14, 2017

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever February 14, 2017

3-year treatment with high doses of grass pollen offered long-term relief, but 2 years not enough, study finds

'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss February 14, 2017

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma February 14, 2017

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes February 10, 2017

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids February 10, 2017

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion February 10, 2017

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail February 08, 2017

Drinking while taking the painkillers can hamper breathing, especially among seniors, study finds

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use February 08, 2017

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens February 08, 2017

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping' February 06, 2017

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, with unknown effects on health, researchers say

Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure February 02, 2017

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds February 02, 2017

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life February 02, 2017

Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests

Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk? February 01, 2017

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk January 31, 2017

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

Low Back Pain Common Among Kids January 30, 2017

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy January 24, 2017

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds January 23, 2017

4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

When Loved One Has Breast Cancer, Partner Suffers, Too January 23, 2017

Anxiety is common even several years later, study finds

When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall January 23, 2017

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health? January 23, 2017

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids January 23, 2017

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests January 20, 2017

Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All January 20, 2017

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

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

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