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Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

Soak your tootsies in oatmeal

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

‘Bubble Boy’ Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

Many With Schizophrenia Say They’re Happy: Study

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

‘Off-label’ use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Fitness May Boost Kids’ Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

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