Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who struggled with depression in adolescence appear to have "hyper-connected" networks in their brain, researchers are reporting.

Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School

(HealthDay News) -- Your child may be excited yet anxious about school, especially if he or she is going to a new school.

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests.

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.

When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends.

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests.

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with newly diagnosed leukemia who are admitted to the hospital on weekends have a longer hospital stay, wait longer to start chemotherapy and are more likely to suffer respiratory failure than those admitted on weekdays, a new study finds.

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.

E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.