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Are You Ignoring Gum Disease? August 18, 2017

A big reason to brush and floss your teeth every day

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

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

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

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

Some Medical Ills Call for Dental Detective Work August 08, 2017

One woman needed intestinal surgery to remove decade-old wire from braces

'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

Do Your Pearly Whites Sometimes Cause You Pain? August 02, 2017

You may have sensitive teeth, but there are ways to protect them, a dental expert says

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

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

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women August 01, 2017

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming August 01, 2017

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

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

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

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

Health Tip: Encouraging Your Kids to Brush July 26, 2017

Here's how some dentists do it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health Tip: When Children Grind Their Teeth June 30, 2017

Here's why, and what it means

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

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

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

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia June 26, 2017

Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking June 23, 2017

But 1 in 7 still had excess alcohol at least once in past month, study finds

Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students June 23, 2017

When erratic snoozers improve shut-eye habits, they feel better, study finds

Need Braces? Say Goodbye to 'Metal-Mouth' Taunts June 23, 2017

Teeth can be straightened with a variety of options now, and some of them are even clear

Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It' June 22, 2017

By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey reveals

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys? June 21, 2017

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated: Study June 19, 2017

Many don't receive medications recommended to beat these dependencies, researchers say

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That June 19, 2017

Study found two-thirds of U.S. teens endorse such a move by states

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips June 18, 2017

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized June 16, 2017

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users June 16, 2017

Some also make false claims about the health effects of tanning, researchers find

Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds? June 16, 2017

The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says

Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking June 16, 2017

It may affect dental health

Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals? June 14, 2017

Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk June 12, 2017

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

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