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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...

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stakeMore than two dozen U.S. medical groups say they will join...

Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers

Cheaper policies may not cover U.S. National Cancer Institute-affiliated doctorsChoosing a cheaper health plan could cost you access to cream-of-the-crop cancer doctors and facilities,...

The Value of Strength Training

The goal: to keep muscles strong at every age Strength training -- also called resistance training or, simply, weightlifting -- isn't just for those muscular...
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New Guidelines Say No to Most ‘Keyhole’ Knee Surgeries

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