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'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

Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health November 17, 2016

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls November 14, 2016

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion November 11, 2016

Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

How to Exercise Safely in Smog November 11, 2016

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues November 10, 2016

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use November 08, 2016

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too November 08, 2016

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu November 08, 2016

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion November 07, 2016

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study November 07, 2016

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns November 04, 2016

For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit November 03, 2016

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt November 03, 2016

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution November 02, 2016

Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check October 31, 2016

Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says

Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed October 28, 2016

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens October 27, 2016

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed October 27, 2016

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Those With Milder COPD October 26, 2016

Study could change clinical practice, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens October 26, 2016

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young October 25, 2016

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study October 25, 2016

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests October 24, 2016

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football October 24, 2016

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches October 21, 2016

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study October 21, 2016

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day October 21, 2016

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study October 20, 2016

Those with a history of bullying or who thought violence against girls was normal were most likely perpetrators

Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make October 20, 2016

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study October 17, 2016

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey October 16, 2016

And nearly half say they are food insecure

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability October 14, 2016

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning October 12, 2016

Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

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