July 23, 2014: Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

July 23, 2014: Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

July 22, 2014: Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

July 22, 2014: MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

July 21, 2014: Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds

July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

July 21, 2014: HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

July 19, 2014: Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

July 18, 2014: Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
Address any leaks or damp areas

July 17, 2014: College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

July 17, 2014: Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women
Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

July 17, 2014: 'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

July 16, 2014: Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

July 16, 2014: Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

July 14, 2014: Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
More research is needed to understand why, authors say

July 14, 2014: FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

July 10, 2014: Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion
Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

July 09, 2014: Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC
Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

July 08, 2014: 1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study
Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

July 08, 2014: Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study
Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

July 07, 2014: Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

July 04, 2014: Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed
Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

July 03, 2014: ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds
But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

July 03, 2014: Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
Especially if a family member has asthma

July 02, 2014: New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

July 02, 2014: Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day
Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

July 01, 2014: HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

June 30, 2014: 'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School
40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

June 27, 2014: Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study
It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

June 26, 2014: Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match
Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

June 23, 2014: Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers
A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

June 23, 2014: Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.
Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

June 23, 2014: Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says
Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

June 20, 2014: Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds
This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

June 20, 2014: No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

June 19, 2014: Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids
Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

June 19, 2014: Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows
Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

June 19, 2014: U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

June 19, 2014: As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study
Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

June 17, 2014: MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials
Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

June 17, 2014: E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds
About 10 new brands, 240 new flavors come out every month; some quickly disappear though

June 16, 2014: Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says
Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

June 16, 2014: Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study
They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

June 13, 2014: Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds
Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

June 12, 2014: Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC
But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

June 12, 2014: Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study
Their annual expenses were almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report

June 12, 2014: Cool Teens, Uncool Future?
Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

June 12, 2014: When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On
For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

June 11, 2014: Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment