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United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy

But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

Coffee's Impact a Matter of Genes?

Study seeks to explain why some can enjoy a cup before bed and then sleep, while others can't

Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Lawmakers Question Leukemia Drug Price Increases

Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions

Fractures, head injuries common for 8- to 17-year-old racers, study finds

Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids

Indoor use promotes harmful nicotine exposure, researchers say

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents

Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths

Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations

Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun

Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2016
  • Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Sufficient for PreTeens: Panel

Health Tip: Health Tip: Manage Allergies

Suggestions to stem the sneezing

Health Tip: Kick Off Exercise With a Support System

Reach out to friends and family

Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC

But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning

Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC

Latest recommendation covers more than the two areas in Miami-Dade where local transmission is occurring

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