Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Positive family attitudes
and behaviors towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
teens reduce their risk of depression, substance abuse and suicidal
thoughts when they become young adults, a new study finds.
Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have health
problems have fewer friends than other teens and often believe
their friendships are stronger than they actually are, new research
Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers' Happiness
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Regular churchgoers may lead
more satisfying lives than stay-at-home folks because they create a
network of close friends who provide important support, a new study
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?
MONDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to cell
phones in the womb and after birth had a higher risk of behavior
problems by their seventh birthday, possibly related to the
electromagnetic fields emitted by the devices, a new study of
nearly 29,000 children suggests.
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are allowed to
watch R-rated movies are more likely to take up smoking than teens
whose parents bar them from viewing mature movie content, according
to new research.
New Diet Pill Wins FDA Panel's Backing
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel
recommended on Tuesday that Contrave, a new weight-loss pill that
combines an antidepressant with an anti-addiction medication, be
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.