By Genevra Pittman | Feb 27, 2013 09:23 AM EST
A Medicare policy limiting where people can undergo weight-loss surgery to so-called "centers of excellence" was not responsible for reducing complications from the procedures, according to a new study.
By Genevra Pittman | Feb 27, 2013 09:21 AM EST
More young women are being diagnosed with advanced, metastatic breast cancer than were three decades ago, a new study suggests - although the overall rate of cancers in that group is still small.
By Genevra Pittman | Feb 25, 2013 09:03 AM EST
Tanning facilities often given inconsistent or incorrect information about the risks associated with indoor tanning and may let kids as young as 10 or 12 tan, according to a new study from Missouri.
By Genevra Pittman | Feb 21, 2013 04:28 PM EST
Kids who were bullied and acted as bullies themselves were at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years down the line, in a new study.
By Genevra Pittman | Jan 14, 2013 08:54 AM EST
Fewer kids were injured during early morning and after school hours once new traffic lights, pedestrian signals and speed bumps were put around New York City schools.
By Genevra Pittman | Jan 10, 2013 08:08 AM EST
About one in 25 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, and one in eight has thought about it.
By Genevra Pittman | Jan 04, 2013 11:09 AM EST
One-third of people getting a CT scan didn't know the test exposed their body to radiation in a new study.
By Genevra Pittman | Dec 28, 2012 04:11 PM EST
Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts.
By Genevra Pittman | Dec 24, 2012 01:07 PM EST
Kids who have food allergies or are overweight may be especially likely to get bullied by their peers.
By Genevra Pittman | Dec 22, 2012 11:08 AM EST
Removing heavy metals from the body through a process traditionally used to treat mercury and lead poisoning doesn't help relieve autism symptoms.
By Genevra Pittman | Nov 01, 2012 04:13 PM EDT
South American babies and toddlers living at high altitude were more likely to score poorly on early tests of brain development.
By Genevra Pittman | Nov 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT
Dieters who eat meals and snacks high in protein might lose a bit more weight than those who get less protein and more carbohydrates.
By Genevra Pittman | Oct 26, 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Two drugs commonly used to treat alcoholism may be appropriate for people in different stages of recovery, likely because they work differently in the brain.
By Genevra Pittman | Oct 26, 2012 09:17 AM EDT
Babies were less likely to get an itchy skin rash when their mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
By Genevra Pittman | Oct 22, 2012 09:05 AM EDT
Boys in the United States may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, suggesting it's not just girls who are developing at younger ages.