Children's Health

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find outYoung people may abstain from seeking sexual and...

Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a dayTeens glued to their tablet, smartphone or...

The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death"Don't worry, be happy" is not only a motto for enjoying life, it...

Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesityThe percentage of overweight babies in poor families in the United States may...

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report findsDrug use among U.S. teens is at an all-time low. That's the heartening finding from...

Alcohol Can Be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties

Don't pressure people to drink and make sure those who are imbibing have a designated driverDuring the holiday season, gatherings and parties are a...

Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violenceThere are fewer school shootings in states that...

Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findingsCould religion play a role in breast-feeding practices? Women in Western nations...

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early deathThink smoking just one cigarette a day is harmless? Think again, a new study...

Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotionA blend of brain circuits are altered in people who stutter, new research indicates. Using...
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