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U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water
Move is attempt to prevent teeth staining caused by overexposure to the mineral

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds
If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving
New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids
But one expert questions the controversial findings

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School
American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation

Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse
New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks
Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat
People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study
Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens
Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests
Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds
By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds
Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens
More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

Too Many Teens Still Texting While Driving
But state bans have led to decreases, study finds

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk
Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground
This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

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Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart
It increases the risk of heart disease

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid
Here's who should take the supplement

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