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Self-Testing May be Key to Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma. Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends. continue reading »

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

A Time to Advance Health Equity - April is National Minority Health Month, a time when we reflect on the incredible opportunity we face as a nation to improve minority health continue reading »

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn. More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they continue reading »

A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

Our nation’s adolescents are becoming increasingly diverse, and this trend will continue in the decades to come. Today, more than one in five youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in the United States is Hispanic continue reading »

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children. Although some parents worry about the sheer number of vaccines babies typically receive, a new U.S. government s continue reading »

Study: Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care

Researchers found states in that region imposed strictest eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Poor people in the southern part of the United States are more likely to delay getting needed continue reading »

Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors. Bystanders judge same-sex parents more harshly than straight parents, according to a new study. continue reading »

Study: Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say. Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, continue reading »

FDA Warns of the Dangers of Temporary Tattoos

Spring break is on the way, or maybe summer vacation. Time to pack your swim suit, hit the beach, and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a temporary tattoo continue reading »

U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children. Parents and caregivers can help reduce the risk of accidental poisonings by storing pesticides continue reading »

Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average. Girls who are sexually abused or neglected during adolescence are more likely to become teen moms, continue reading »

Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Experience, knowledge of basketball won't help their 'March Madness' record, researcher says. Many sports gamblers consider their extensive betting experience continue reading »

Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don’t Know It: CDC

Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with prediabetes aware they have the condition. Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, continue reading »

Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says. Marriage for same-sex couples -- and the right for all parents, regardless of their sexual orientation continue reading »

How Healthy Is Your County?

People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says. Rates of premature death in counties across the United States are the lowest in 20 years, but pe continue reading »

A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's. There's more troubling news for America's aging population: continue reading »

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

One in 10 say they follow pediatricians' advice 'only occasionally;' most likely to ignore guidance on discipline, sleep, watching TV — U-M's National Poll on Children's Health continue reading »

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says. The spring allergy season is off to an early start and allergy sufferers need to take action to prevent symptoms, an expert says. continue reading »

Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Small study found distracted driving performance similar to being legally drunk. Hands-free phone conversations or texting while driving are as dangerous as getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, a small new study finds. continue reading »

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds. About one in every 50 heterosexual Americans living in poorer urban neighborhoods is infected with HIV, th continue reading »