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Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says January 30, 2015

Even in countries with gender inequality, female students often have better grades

Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study January 29, 2015

Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn January 29, 2015

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study January 28, 2015

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests January 28, 2015

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults January 27, 2015

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids January 26, 2015

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana January 26, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds January 23, 2015

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines January 22, 2015

Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

Test Your Home for Radon: EPA January 20, 2015

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory January 20, 2015

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds January 19, 2015

Researchers saw correlation between the commercials and drinking initiation, binge drinking

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds January 19, 2015

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection January 15, 2015

It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition January 14, 2015

May help ease shortness of breath

Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds January 13, 2015

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea January 13, 2015

The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds January 12, 2015

Experts stress need to snuff out misconceptions about occasional cigarette use

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems January 12, 2015

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study January 09, 2015

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks January 09, 2015

These factors may bring on an attack

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections January 09, 2015

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes January 08, 2015

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC January 07, 2015

Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC January 06, 2015

COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study January 05, 2015

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

Water Dispensers at School May Encourage Kids to Drink More January 04, 2015

Researchers found students drank three times more water after dispensers were installed

FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu January 02, 2015

Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Air Quality January 02, 2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers tips to lessen fire's health impact

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies December 20, 2014

Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction December 18, 2014

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot December 17, 2014

Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care December 17, 2014

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods at School, Study Finds December 16, 2014

Having fruits and vegetables available boosts nutrition for some, researchers say

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study December 15, 2014

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens December 15, 2014

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds December 11, 2014

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC December 11, 2014

10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents December 11, 2014

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter December 10, 2014

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

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