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Thursday, December 05, 2013
The notoriously short night's sleep that many tired adolescents get isn't all about surging hormones and too much homework, according to a sociologist who looked at shifting sleep patterns from ages 12 to 15. Teens who report good relationships with family and schoolmates tend to sleep better.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Teenagers say their parents often don't realize how overwhelmed they feel about school. Psychologists say parents can help children manage their expectations and live a more balanced life, even if it means not racking up as high a GPA as their friends.
Monday, October 28, 2013
These days teenagers shun milk and reach for the energy drinks. That doesn't bode well for their bones, since most of the adult skeleton is built between ages 9 and 14. Calcium and vitamin are crucial, but perhaps the most surprising ingredient for strong bones is exercise.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes more than doubled form 2011 to 2012, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The flavors may be sweet, but it's still tobacco. That's why tobacco control advocates are trying to restrict sales of candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, which they say lure in teenagers.
Monday, August 05, 2013
The question of how to treat ductal carcinoma in situ is roiling the medical profession, and making for tough choices for women. The condition may never become invasive cancer. But some women choose to have mastectomies rather than live with uncertainty.
Monday, July 29, 2013
At first the pounds melt off and then, nothing. But diet plateaus are a normal part of the body's adjusting to a lower weight. Weight loss experts say trying a variety of tactics can help move beyond the diet plateau. For most people exercise works best.
Monday, July 15, 2013
The anterior approach for total hip replacement involves going in through the front of the hip, rather than the back. Proponents say it speeds up recovery time. But recovery time has improved a lot with the traditional techniques, too, and there's not yet enough evidence to say this is better.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report women are more likely to have chronic pain. They're also more likely to shop around for a doctor who will prescribe pain pills.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
A new study shows women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men. Men still suffer more overdoses but women are catching up, fast. Since 2007, more women have died from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Alzheimer's disease and depression have a lot in common, and people with depression face a greater risk of dementia as they age. Researchers aren't sure why and are seeking clues. They are trying to find out if treating depression will then help prevent or delay dementia.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Nearly 1 in 4 tell pollsters they're having a hard time paying for needed prescription medicine; 1 in 3 say they struggled to pay bills from hospitals or doctors last year.
Monday, May 27, 2013
People who are overweight or obese are much more likely to switch doctors, a study finds. That may be because doctors aren't helping them address weight issues. It may compromise their medical care, because of lack of continuity and preventive medicine.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Psychologists say kids who get entangled in their parents' arguments often suffer shame and low self-esteem. So some are trying to teach parents who feel they just can't stop arguing when they get angry how to "get to calm."
Monday, April 15, 2013
"What's good for the heart is good for the brain," one neuroscientist says. In addition to physical exercise, researchers say that mental exercise, socializing and a good diet can also help preserve memory in older brains.
Monday, April 01, 2013
In the ongoing debate about the possible benefits of vitamin D supplements, a study suggests that the vitamin might indeed play a role in mildly reducing high blood pressure. The study was small and looked at just African-Americans, but the authors say the findings warrant further research.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Researchers aren't sure exactly why certain women are more vulnerable to postpartum depression. But authors of a new study are recommending that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.