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  • Certain Teens More Likely to Use Drugs, Alcohol

    Certain Teens More Likely to Use Drugs, Alcohol < Nov. 09, 2011 > -- Although it’s not news that teens are drinking and using drugs, a more precise picture of who is engaging in these behaviors...

  • Deadly 'Choking Game' Appeals to Young Teens

    Deadly 'Choking Game' Appeals to Young Teens < Apr. 18, 2012 > -- Many more young teens take part in the "choking game," a potentially lethal activity, than experts had thought. According to a ...

  • Colonoscopy Isn’t First Choice for Many

    Colonoscopy Isn't First Choice for Many < Apr. 11, 2012 > -- Given the option of having a stool test or a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, most people would go with the stool test. ...

  • Study: Better Method Needed to Assess Body Fat

    Study: Better Method Needed to Assess Body Fat < Apr. 04, 2012 > -- Women who calculate their body mass index (BMI) to figure out if they are obese may be missing the mark. A new study says tha...

  • Screening for Heart Disease in Women

    Screening for Heart Disease in Women < Mar. 28, 2012 > -- Women at risk for heart disease don't always realize it, and a new study suggests the perfect person to help assess that risk: the OB/G...

  • Americans' Lifespan Has Lengthened Markedly

    Americans' Lifespan Has Lengthened Markedly < Mar. 14, 2012 > -- If it seems that more people are reaching the centennial mark, you're right. Over the last 75 years in the U.S., the risk of dyi...

  • Sleep Problems May Affect Kids’ Behavior

    Sleep Problems May Affect Kids' Behavior < Mar. 07, 2012 > -- Snoring can disrupt sleep, and when that disruption happens in kids, they can develop behavioral problems. That's the conclusion of...

  • Death Rate from Hepatitis C on the Rise

    Death Rate from Hepatitis C on the Rise < Feb. 22, 2012 > -- The number of deaths from hepatitis C is on the upswing in the U.S., and the trend is likely to continue because many people infecte...

  • A Diet Good for Head and Heart

    A Diet Good for Head and Heart < Feb. 15, 2012 > -- A Mediterranean diet is good for your heart - and now it looks like it may also be good for your brain. In a study published this month in th...

  • Aisle Seat Better for Preventing Blood Clots

    Aisle Seat Better for Preventing Blood Clots < Feb. 08, 2012 > -- Next time you book a flight, you might want to pick an aisle seat instead of one next to the window. That's the recommendation ...

  • Pediatrics Group Stresses Parental Involvement

    Pediatrics Group Stresses Parental Involvement < Feb. 01, 2012 > -- Parents should be central to a child's medical care, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Although this approach might se...

  • Brain Games May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

    Brain Games May Cut Alzheimer's Risk < Jan. 25, 2012 > -- Staying active mentally when you're young and middle-aged may help protect your brain against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease later ...

  • Fewer Drowning Deaths, Injuries in Kids

    Fewer Drowning Deaths, Injuries in Kids < Jan. 18, 2012 > -- The number of drowning-related deaths among children has fallen dramatically since the early 1990s. And researchers say it's because...

  • Role of Diet in ADHD Is Mixed

    Role of Diet in ADHD Is Mixed < Jan. 11, 2012 > -- Does diet make a difference for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? It's tough to say, according to an in-depth review ...

  • Helping Others to Help Yourself

    Helping Others to Help Yourself < Jan. 04, 2012 > -- Practicing random acts of kindness can help you feel good about yourself - and may actually improve depression and other mood disorders. Cal...

  • For 2012, Resolve to Quit Smoking

    For 2012, Resolve to Quit Smoking < Dec. 28, 2011 > -- What's your New Year's resolution? If you smoke, chances are, you've vowed to quit - again. Even if you've been unsuccessful at quitting i...

  • Women Can Net the Heart Benefits of Fatty Fish

    Women Can Net the Heart Benefits of Fatty Fish < Dec. 07, 2011 > -- Consider adding cod and salmon to your weekly meal plan if you're a woman and want to cut your risk for heart disease. These ...

  • Does Thinness Raise Alzheimer’s Risk?

    Does Thinness Raise Alzheimer's Risk? < Nov. 23, 2011 > -- In the search for early markers of Alzheimer's disease - in hopes of eventually preventing it - researchers have found that low body w...

  • Doctors Fall Short in Screening Young Athletes

    Doctors Fall Short in Screening Young Athletes < Nov. 16, 2011 > -- Although the American Heart Association (AHA) has long recommended that teen athletes be screened for heart problems before t...

  • Report: Stop Marketing Sugary Drinks to Kids

    Report: Stop Marketing Sugary Drinks to Kids < Nov. 02, 2011 > -- Although pediatrics experts don't recommend sodas, energy drinks, or fruit drinks for children, youngsters still consume them, ...

  • Easing Back Pain Through Yoga, Stretching

    Easing Back Pain Through Yoga, Stretching < Oct. 26, 2011 > -- The next time your back aches, instead of toughing it out with a few pain relievers, you might consider taking a yoga or stretchin...

  • Pediatrics Group Expands Age Range for ADHD

    Pediatrics Group Expands Age Range for ADHD Children as young as 4 can now be diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new guidelines from the American Academy of ...

  • Task Force Advises Against PSA Test

    Task Force Advises Against PSA Test < Oct. 12, 2011 > -- An important government advisory panel has weighed in against a screening test for prostate cancer, saying it does not help save lives i...

  • Finding the Right Combo for Losing Weight

    Finding the Right Combo for Losing Weight < Oct. 05, 2011 > -- Trying to lose those extra pounds? You may be more successful if you choose a weight-loss program that focuses on changing habits ...