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Birth defects affect 7 percent of Zika-exposed babies: study
A new study of pregnant women in the Caribbean further confirms that Zika virus causes birth defects, particularly if infection occurs early in pregnancy.
E-cigarettes doing more harm than good: study
Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new study suggests.
More U.S. kids landing in ICU from opioids
A growing number of U.S. kids are ending up in the intensive care unit after overdosing on prescription painkillers or other opioids, a new study finds.
Helping your child navigate the high school years
High school is a major milestone in a teen's life.
New research debunks two medical marijuana myths
Mention legalizing medical marijuana, and people often think two things:
Here's to a healthy pregnancy
Take good prenatal care of yourself and not only will you have a healthier baby, you'll also lower his or her risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease later in life.
Parents find kids' weight report cards hard to swallow
Schools across the country are issuing special report cards that assess a student's weight and health -- but parents often don't believe what they're seeing, a small study shows.
Obamacare helped more young women get prenatal care: study
One of the main features of Obamacare -- providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan -- allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows.
Therapy helps those with autism navigate adulthood
For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net.
Preemies get a slow start on friendships
As if preemies didn't face enough struggles, a new study finds they have more difficulty making friends, though things improve once they start school.
Teen Health Kit for ParentsMore>>
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- Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, are devastating illnesses for both the victims as well as their families. More than seven million women suffer from eating disorders. These illnesses areMore >>
Lunchbox RecipesLunchbox RecipesMore>>
- A delicious recipe for apple gingerbread muffins.More >>
- ½ cup butter or margarine 2 cups uncooked macaroni (mini-shells are always a hit) ¼ cup minced onion 1 tsp salt ½ tsp dry mustard ½ tsp white pepper 1½ cups water ¾ cup skim milk 2 cupsMore >>