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New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

April 27, 2015 If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

April 27, 2015 More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

April 27, 2015 Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving

April 27, 2015 New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens

April 27, 2015 Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

April 27, 2015 Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

April 27, 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation

Health Highlights: April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid

April 27, 2015 Here's who should take the supplement

Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

April 27, 2015 It increases the risk of heart disease

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