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Boys and Girls May Have Different Obesity Risk Factors

Boys and Girls May Have Different Obesity Risk Factors

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study. While some behaviors increase the risk of obesity for both boys and girls, continue reading »

Salmonella Outbreak: 307 Sick in 37 States

Salmonella Outbreak: 307 Sick in 37 States

More than 300 people in 37 states have been sickened to date in a major multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to baby poultry, U.S. government health officials reported Friday. continue reading »

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Colombian researchers have developed biocompatible implants for patients who have suffered cranioencephalic traumas and which are based on 3D imaging of the patient known as tomography. These implants are far less costly than those available in the United States. continue reading »

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17. Correcting disruptive behavior in young children could help prevent t continue reading »

High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say. Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don't have diabetes continue reading »

STUDY: U.S. Troops’ Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat

STUDY: U.S. Troops’ Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat

Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say. The suicide rate in the U.S. military has risen in recent years, but a large new stu continue reading »

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

Close to 100 California medical professionals and volunteers are going on a humanitarian mission to Huacho, Peru. "We hope to care for between 8,000 and 10,000 people" continue reading »

Teens More Likely to Smoke if Parents Have EVER Smoked

Teens More Likely to Smoke if Parents Have EVER Smoked

Study also shows influence of older siblings. Teens of a parent who smoked -- even if the mother or father quit before the teen was born -- are more likely to smoke than those whose parents ar continue reading »

STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns. More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they've suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they've been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they've been both an abuser and a victim. continue reading »

STUDY: Odds of Smoking Higher for Those Who Grow Up Poor

STUDY: Odds of Smoking Higher for Those Who Grow Up Poor

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors. Poor children are more likely than their wealthier counterparts to smoke cigarettes, continue reading »

Low-Income Moms Struggling to Afford Diapers

Low-Income Moms Struggling to Afford Diapers

Shortage leads to a host of physical, mental, and social problems for families, researchers note. Diapers can take a big bite out of the family budget, and now a new survey of low-income moms finds that continue reading »

‘Got Milk?’ Welcomes Colombian Musician Carlos Vives to Campaign

‘Got Milk?’ Welcomes Colombian Musician Carlos Vives to Campaign

Colombian musician Carlos Vives, currently on a world tour, has joined America's popular "Got milk?" campaign promoting the benefits of drinking milk. Vives, 51, appears in an advertisement seated with a guitar in one hand, a glass continue reading »

Skipping Breakfast May NOT Lead to Weight Gain Afterall

Skipping Breakfast May NOT Lead to Weight Gain Afterall

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief. Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. continue reading »

Latin America Hit by Virulent Form of Dengue Fever, Death Toll on the Rise

Latin America Hit by Virulent Form of Dengue Fever, Death Toll on the Rise

Central and Latin America are being hitting by a potent form of dengue fever resulting in escalating death tolls. continue reading »

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

CDC-Funded Effort Educates Hispanics on Breast, Colorectal Cancer

Prevention, early detection of cancer key to improving survival rates - Of all the cancers, breast cancer is the primary killer of Latino women in the U.S., while colorectal cancer continue reading »