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Survey: Almost 1/2 of High Schoolers Text and Drive

Survey: Almost 1/2 of High Schoolers Text and Drive

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show. Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash continue reading »

STUDY: Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk

STUDY: Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk

Vegetables that contain nicotine may offer some protection, research suggests. Eating vegetables that naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, continue reading »

Tips for a Safe Prom

Tips for a Safe Prom

Avoid crash dieting, drinking - Prom can be an unforgettable experience for many teens, who have been planning for the big night for months. continue reading »

Gov’t Honors Demi Lovato for Work as Youth Mentor

Gov’t Honors Demi Lovato for Work as Youth Mentor

Today, chart-dominating singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato was recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration continue reading »

Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say. Completing quality-of-life surveys at a doctor's office could help heart disease continue reading »

Blacks May Have Higher Risk of MS Than Whites, Hispanics Lower

Blacks May Have Higher Risk of MS Than Whites, Hispanics Lower

Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true. Black Americans may be at higher risk for multiple sclerosis than whites, according to study findings that contradict continue reading »

Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon. The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, continue reading »

Toxic Metals Found in Lipsticks and Glosses

Toxic Metals Found in Lipsticks and Glosses

Children should not play with these products, researcher says. Lipsticks and lip glosses apparently give you more than colorful kissers, according to a new study by California scientists continue reading »

Financial and Mental Well-Being Improve with Medicaid Expansion

Financial and Mental Well-Being Improve with Medicaid Expansion

Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment. As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, continue reading »

School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started. Smoking prevention programs in schools do work, reducing the number of children and teens who continue reading »