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Back-to-School Tips … for Parents August 20, 2017

First few weeks require patience and support, educators say

6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC August 17, 2017

Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimming

Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients August 17, 2017

Calcium, iron and folate may be shortchanged when morning meal is missed

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD August 17, 2017

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens August 16, 2017

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades August 15, 2017

Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performance

Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run August 15, 2017

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart August 14, 2017

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health? August 14, 2017

In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friend

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC August 10, 2017

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant August 08, 2017

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program August 07, 2017

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins August 04, 2017

Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheel

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some August 04, 2017

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell August 03, 2017

Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities August 01, 2017

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk August 01, 2017

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming August 01, 2017

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century July 31, 2017

Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030 July 31, 2017

Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide July 31, 2017

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

Health Tip: Worried About Lung Disease? July 31, 2017

Watch for these early-warning signs

Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought July 28, 2017

Higher measurements seen using in-car sensors

Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study July 27, 2017

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma July 27, 2017

Here are common factors

Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots July 26, 2017

Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods July 25, 2017

Biggest differences seen between black and white areas, study finds

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy? July 24, 2017

Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds July 18, 2017

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study July 17, 2017

10 percent of bone mass accumulates after teens reach their adult height, making healthy habits a must

9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases July 17, 2017

Study found those exposed to dust cloud also more prone to develop asthma

Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines! July 17, 2017

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests July 14, 2017

Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

Many High School Principals Know Little About Concussions July 12, 2017

Only a third had training on how students with head injury might fare academically, study found

Climate Change Delivers 'Double Whammy' to 4 in 10 Americans July 12, 2017

In some regions, smog and high ragweed pollen levels combine to make it hard to breathe

Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen? July 11, 2017

Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

Lumosity Brain-Training Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study July 10, 2017

Young adults who took the program performed no better than those who played video games

Health Tip: When Air Quality is Poor July 10, 2017

Here's what you can do to breathe easier

Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids? July 06, 2017

As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found

Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women's Periods July 03, 2017

Odds of abnormal menstrual bleeding jump 6 times after serious head injury, study says

Many U.S. Teens Still Denied 'Morning After' Pill at Pharmacies June 30, 2017

'Mystery shopper' study found druggists refusing sales, despite FDA's removal of age limit for the contraceptive

Many Women Mistaken on 'Side Effects' of Breast Cancer Drug June 29, 2017

Study shows that normal symptoms of menopause are often blamed on tamoxifen

Concussion in High School Doesn't Boost Depression Risk: Study June 29, 2017

And another study found no long-term decline in quality of life after these head injuries

Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors June 28, 2017

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke June 28, 2017

But kids who lose weight by age 20 can cut their chances, study suggests

Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts June 28, 2017

Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

More Summer Sun Equals More Greenland Ice Melt: Study June 28, 2017

U.K. researchers find cloud cover has been decreasing for 20 years

E-Cigarettes Lead to 'Real' Smoking by Teens: Review June 27, 2017

But one public health expert questions whether the reported association is valid

Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older June 27, 2017

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play

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