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Poor Parenting May Lead to Kids Who Bully

Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles. Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them continue reading »

POLL: Majority of Americans Oppose Taxes on Candy, Soda

They say it's not government's role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds. Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, continue reading »

STUDY: Just One Can of Sugary Pop a Day Raises Diabetes Risk

European researchers found odds rose by up to 22 percent at this level of consumption. Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of continue reading »

Report Finds Motorcycle Deaths Still Rising

Researchers note that improving economy, better weather mean more riders on the road. An estimated 5,000 motorcyclists were killed on U.S. roads in 2012, an increase of about 9 percen continue reading »

Health Tip: Safely Store Food in the Fridge

Use a plastic container - Storing foods properly inside your refrigerator can help prevent juices from seeping out and contaminating other foods. The FoodSafety.gov website offers this food-storage advice: continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Sun Exposure Amongst Latinos Varies by Language They Speak

English-speaking Hispanics in the United States are less likely to take measures to protect themselves from skin cancer than Spanish-speaking Hispanics, a new study finds. continue reading »

Study Finds Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working

Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years. Mammograms can be used to see how well breast cancer patients continue reading »

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications. The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, continue reading »

Study: People are Happier Knowing They Have More Sex Than Friends

Those who got less action than their peers tended to be less happy, researchers say. A hefty chunk of your happiness may depend on whether you believe you're having as continue reading »

Infant Mortality in the U.S. Once Again Declining

After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011. After five years of leveling off, the U.S. infant mortality rate is finally on the decline again, a new government report shows. continue reading »

Babies Born Even a Bit Early May Have Developmental Issues

Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed. Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery continue reading »

Drugs May Help Cut Risk for Breast Cancer in Some

Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say. The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer continue reading »

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism. Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, continue reading »

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble. As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. continue reading »

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating - The office can be full of temptations that can derail your healthy eating plan, but if you're prepared you don't have to give in to those temptations. continue reading »

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says. Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, today launches the Spanish edition of her book, "El Autismo Inspira! La esperanza como salvacion para los padres," to ki continue reading »

Beach Safety for the Family

Protect your family from potential dangers - When your family is headed to the beach for some fun in the sun, it's a good idea to go over a few basic safety rules to keep everyone safe. continue reading »

More US Couples Living Together, Insead of Marrying

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting. Many more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey finds. continue reading »

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer continue reading »