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1 in 5 Americans Knows a Victim of Gun Violence: Poll

1 in 5 Americans Knows a Victim of Gun Violence: Poll

Survey also looked at attitudes toward mental illness following Newtown, Conn., tragedy. One in five Americans knows a victim of gun violence and four in 10 are worried about becoming the victim of gun violence, accordin continue reading »

U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades. In 2010, teen births occurred at higher rates in rural counties than in suburban counties and m continue reading »

Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals

Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals

Study author suggests that stress, discrimination might play a role. Same-sex couples who live together report having worse health than heterosexual married couples, a new study finds. continue reading »

More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say. The number of younger women who have been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer continue reading »

Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more. When looking for ways to get a heavy child moving, soccer could prove a winner. California researchers found that a socc continue reading »

St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign Raises More Than $72 Million

St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign Raises More Than $72 Million

Online Giving Increases 63 Percent, Hispanic Donor Engagement at All-Time High - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and the generous consumers and par continue reading »

Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says. Suspending or expelling a child from school should be a rare last resort and not a routin continue reading »

Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache

Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache

Follow these tips to soothe the pain - Headaches can cause big pain in little kids, and parents want to do whatever they can to ease their children's suffering. continue reading »

Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

Educational resources to help Hispanics take control of their heart health is available from Million Hearts, a national public-private partnership that works to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Few Extra Pounds In Black and Latino Kids Harms Lung Function

Hispanic Health: Few Extra Pounds In Black and Latino Kids Harms Lung Function

A recent study in Hispanic Health shows that even a slight weight increase amongst Latino children can harm the children's lung function. continue reading »

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular. Race and possibly genetics play a role in childhood allergies, according to a new study. continue reading »

‘Smarter Lunchroom’ May Lead to Healthier Choices

‘Smarter Lunchroom’ May Lead to Healthier Choices

Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find. The changes included improving the convenience and attractiveness of fruits continue reading »

Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note. Fast food fare from restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Pizza Hut accounted for more than continue reading »

U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround. Finally, some good news in the war on childhood obesity: Kids in continue reading »

Facebook, Google, Other Moguls Give 11 Scientists $3 Mil Each for Life Science Work

Facebook, Google, Other Moguls Give 11 Scientists $3 Mil Each for Life Science Work

Eleven scientists will each pocket $3 million - almost triple the stipend accompanying the Nobel Prize - as the inaugural recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, announced Wednesday by the Milner Foundation. continue reading »