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Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study

Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids

Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

Teens tend to bond in 'elective' courses such as Latin, calculus, woodshop, study finds

CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities

Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

Encouraging students to try nutritious foods worked, study found

Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

Study found staying up late translated into lower GPA scores, more emotional problems

Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death

Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study

Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms

Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years

Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

Are Today's Artsy Kids Tomorrow's Business Leaders?

Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming inventor, entrepreneur

Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows

Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance

Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students

Study suggests practice may lead to slippery slope of alcohol problems

Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease

Cafeteria Debit Cards Linked to Less-Healthy School Lunches

Study found kids consume more calories when cash isn't a lunch-line option

Literature Lovers May 'Read' Other People Better

Study measured empathy in readers of literary and popular fiction, nonfiction

Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?

Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism

Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

Can Afternoon Naps Help Preschoolers Learn Better?

Rest time boosts a child's memory, small study suggests

Informed Patients Can Help Stem Antibiotic Overuse

Italian campaign targeted general public, not just health professionals

Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

Making Music May Encourage Teamwork in Kids

Study showed preschoolers in music groups were more cooperative and helpful

Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees

When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles

U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts

Whether by phone, one on one or in groups, advice and education can keep kids from starting, panel says

Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety

Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School

It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems

Children up to age 5 who gestured did better with shape-and-color sorting in study

'Hookup' Culture on College Campuses Not All That New

Attitudes about sex haven't changed much in past two decades, surveys show

Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

Study found images more motivating than text descriptions alone

Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

Young People With Autism Find Work Through Job Training Program

Small study saw 87 percent employment rate for participants

Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows

These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

Disparities in Eye Care Could Cost Some Their Sight

Low-income, less educated don't have same access to preventive treatments, researchers report

Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns