Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens

Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says


Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation


Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster


Health Highlights: April 27, 2015
  • Puppy Chews Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

  • Genetically Altered Foods Removed From Chipotle Menu


Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid

Here's who should take the supplement


Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

It increases the risk of heart disease


Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come


HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization


Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time


More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males


More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago


MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say


New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins


Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support


Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too


Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving

New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents


Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids

But one expert questions the controversial findings


U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water

Move is attempt to prevent teeth staining caused by overexposure to the mineral


Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns