Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing...

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital

Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of...

What It Takes to Get Teens Moving

Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. "You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don't have friends to play...
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When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key

Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin...

Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds. In a nationwide...

Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span. The study...

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Risk of death from blood clot rises along with TV time, study findsBinge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost...

10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids’ Hearts

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study findsJust a bit of vigorous exercise each day could...

Half of Americans’ Calories Come From ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods

They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers addWEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of the...
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Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers sayTHURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain may be a major driver behind...