Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says


Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens

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


Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home


Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

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


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

  • Genetically Altered Foods Removed From Chipotle Menu


Health Tip: Gear up for Sports

Drink lots of water


Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid

Here's who should take the supplement


Health Tip: Promptly Treat a Minor Burn

But wound more than 3 inches in diameter needs a doctor's care


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


Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds


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


Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says


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


Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion

MRI study suggests working memory doesn't bounce back quickly as it does in men