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A large study has found an association between drinking sugary beverages and a younger age at first menstruation in girls in the United States. This is important because an early onset of menstruation, called menarche, is associated with a higher risk of breas…
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Several physicians over the past few years have asked patients who do not want vaccinations to seek other regular medical care. They came to this decision because they feel that a child who has not been vaccinated puts other children at risk.
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Screen time with a TV, smartphone, or other device may be cutting into sleep time.
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Teens, remember: you are what you think. If you believe you’re overweight today, there’s a good chance that you’ll be obese later in life, according to a study.
Shares Jan 27, 2015 10:16 PM EST
E-cigarette users in California, heads up. If this bill gets through, you may no longer be able to bring your e-cigarette anywhere you go.
Shares Jan 25, 2015 06:55 PM EST
The American Academy of Pediatrics is strongly urging parents to have their children vaccinated against measles.
Shares Jan 23, 2015 06:32 PM EST
A new study has found that race, ethnicity, and income may make more of a difference than where you live in increasing the risk of who gets asthma.
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A parent's suicide attempt increases the risk of a child attempting suicide nearly five-fold.
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Sleeping well when you are young appears to help maintain brain health in old age.
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A Danish study has found that hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of a rare kind of brain cancer in relatively young women.
Shares Jan 21, 2015 10:24 AM EST
Brain scans of children who were learning a musical instrument show changes in the cortex of their brains.
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Drug interactions appear to be a common risk for hospitalized children and young adults.
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