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Teens May Be Trying E-Cigarettes First

Urging teens not to smoke has long been a concern for many parents, health experts and educators. Now, there may be a new factor in the struggle: e-cigarettes.

Strict Control of E-Cigarettes Recommended

E-cigarettes are often sold as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. The American Heart Association, however, has warned that their use could lead to nicotine addiction and traditional smoking.

Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems

Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.

New Review Advocates for More Counseling to Help Smokers Quit

Finding the best way to quit smoking is not easy. But several treatments were associated with high quitting rates in a recent study.

Singing May Enhance Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Therapy

Lullabies are a quick and simple way to comfort newborn babies. And they may also enhance the benefits of skin-to-skin therapy.

Staying Fit to Stay Sharp

Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.

Meds Plus Therapy Helped With Depression

The most common treatment for depression is prescription antidepressants. But a more effective treatment could be to combine the medicine with therapy sessions, a new study suggests.

Babies Screened Early for SCID Were More Likely to Live

Immunodeficiency in newborns can put them at risk for death or lifelong health problems. New research shows how important early screening may be for newborns' health.

Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health

Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.

Child Disability Rates Offered Surprises

One of the national surveys that investigates health conditions in children also tracks disability rates. And a recent study found a surprising trend in those rates.