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April 25, 2015

Too Many Teens Still Texting While Driving

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- State laws have helped reduce texting and driving by American teens, but many still engage in this unsafe behavior, a new study finds.

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows.