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11/10/2012
U.S. Med Students May Be Undereducated on Obesity

Researchers found lack of training material on obesity treatment and health care provider bias

11/8/2012
DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk

Large study shows association, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

11/5/2012
Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

11/2/2012
Summer Babies Less Likely to Be CEOs, Study Contends

Children born in June, July don't seem to do as well in corporate ranks

11/1/2012
An Elephant That Speaks Korean?

The animal adapted his vocalizations to form a social bond with human companions, researchers suggest

10/31/2012
Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?

Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

10/31/2012
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

10/30/2012
Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School

Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

10/30/2012
Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows

Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

10/26/2012
Med School Enrollment on Rise in 2012

New U.S. doctors will be needed to offset projected shortage of 90,000, experts say

10/25/2012
Speed-Learning a New Language May Help Brain Grow: Study

Scans before and after 13-month program found changes in newly fluent adults

10/24/2012
Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows

Lack of training, safety concerns may deter would-be Good Samaritans

10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

10/19/2012
Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds

Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

10/15/2012
Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults

Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

10/12/2012
Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study

A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

10/11/2012
Depression Stigma May Be Fading: Survey

In poll released to coincide with National Depression Screening Day, most said they would seek treatment if needed

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

9/27/2012
Families Who Adopt Should Use Extra Health Services, School Support: Experts

And professionals who work with kids can show more awareness

9/27/2012
What Looks Like Play May Really Be a Science Experiment

Toddlers often test hypotheses, make inferences while having fun, review finds

9/27/2012
School Debt, Income Gap Push Med Students Away From Primary Care

By graduation, many turn to more lucrative specialties

9/26/2012
People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support

American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD

9/21/2012
Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey

But isolating peers or spreading rumors can have real consequences, expert says

9/20/2012
Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life

Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

9/17/2012
Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says

Urban white women are most likely to check for nutritional content

9/11/2012
Children of U.S. Immigrants May Have Academic Edge

Their mental health is similar to children of native-born Americans, study also finds

9/10/2012
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

9/7/2012
More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey

Atrial fibrillation patients should talk to their doctors about higher threat, experts say

9/7/2012
Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically

Kids who are highly withdrawn may fall behind in math and reading, study suggests

9/6/2012
Does Studying for Law School Test Boost Your Brain?

Researchers found structural differences after people crammed for rigorous exam

9/6/2012
Smokers Are Still High School's 'Cool Kids,' Study Finds

Power of peer approval outweighs decades of public health education among teens

9/3/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied

Problem is much more widespread than parents may realize, experts say

8/30/2012
Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study

Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

8/27/2012
You Can Learn While You Sleep, Study Suggests

Participants reacted to information given as they slept, after waking

8/25/2012
Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework

Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

8/22/2012
Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/21/2012
Late-Night Cramming May Hurt School Test Results

Research suggests trading sleep for study may be a bad idea

8/20/2012
College Students Who Binge Drink Say They're Happier

Study found richer, 'high-status' students more likely to overindulge, while others may do so to fit in

8/17/2012
Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

8/10/2012
Dyslexia May Be Caused by Signal Processing Problem in Brain

Researchers hope study findings will lead to more treatment options

8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/9/2012
Two Languages Better Than One for Kids' Brains: Study

Bilingual children excel at problem-solving, creative thinking, research suggests

8/8/2012
All That Txtng May B Hrtng Kids' Grammar

Parents can set good example by avoiding shorthand like 'ur' and '2' in own text messages, expert says

8/7/2012
Increasingly, More Education Linked to Longer Lifespan in U.S.

Study also found life expectancy for certain groups regressed to levels of decades past

8/6/2012
Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools: Study

Fewer stock soda, but fruit beverages, Gatorade-like drinks are widely available

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

8/2/2012
Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School

Common allergy triggers in classrooms, on playgrounds spur 14 million absences a year in U.S.

8/2/2012
Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago