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More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds September 03, 2015

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids September 03, 2015

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study September 01, 2015

Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot August 31, 2015

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

Settling the Back-to-School Jitters August 28, 2015

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm August 28, 2015

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances August 27, 2015

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain August 26, 2015

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test August 26, 2015

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins August 25, 2015

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows August 24, 2015

Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth August 23, 2015

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam Time August 21, 2015

Added stress contributes to risks, researcher says

Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List August 21, 2015

Expert suggests including gel sanitizers, wipes

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens August 19, 2015

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

E-Cigs May Spur Teens to Try Smoking: Study August 18, 2015

Ninth-graders who tried them were three to four times more likely to then sample other tobacco products

Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says August 18, 2015

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says

No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts August 17, 2015

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries August 17, 2015

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

City Grime Releases Pollutant When Exposed to Sunlight: Study August 17, 2015

Scientists had believed harmful chemicals became inactive when trapped in grime on urban surfaces

Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families August 17, 2015

Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon August 17, 2015

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults August 17, 2015

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips August 16, 2015

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens August 14, 2015

Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim August 14, 2015

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD August 14, 2015

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds August 14, 2015

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says August 13, 2015

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study August 13, 2015

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection August 12, 2015

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say August 11, 2015

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey August 11, 2015

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days August 08, 2015

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing August 07, 2015

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections August 07, 2015

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say August 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study August 06, 2015

Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study August 06, 2015

Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life? August 06, 2015

Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health August 05, 2015

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study August 04, 2015

But findings are at odds with previous research

Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study August 03, 2015

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List August 01, 2015

From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens July 31, 2015

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report July 31, 2015

Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives? July 31, 2015

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options July 27, 2015

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

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