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Survey logs big one-year jump in nicotine vaping among 8th-graders

Sep 18 2019

The rate of nicotine vaping among 8th-graders in the U.S. nearly doubled in the past year and the rate among 12th-graders jumped by 22%, according to a new survey released Wednesday

One pill with four drugs may lower heart risks in poor population

Sep 18 2019

A single daily pill containing low doses of common medications might provide a simple, inexpensive way to reduce risks for heart attacks and stroke in underprivileged communities, researchers say.

Potentially harmful carbon pollution reaches fetal side of placenta: study

Sep 17 2019

(Reuters Health) - Airborne carbon particles that can cause health problems in adults and children are getting into the placenta as it nourishes a developing fetus, a new study has found.

Fish oil study fails to show reduction in premature babies

Sep 11 2019

(Reuters Health) - A large Australian study is debunking the idea that fish oil capsules can lower the odds of premature delivery or raise the chances of late-pregnancy complications.

After heart attack stenting, coming back to open other narrowed arteries pays off - study

Sep 02 2019

A new study offers some advice for doctors poking around the heart to reopen a clogged artery that has caused one type of heart attack: Come back again to finish the job.

Possible link between C-section and autism, ADHD

Aug 28 2019

(Reuters Health) - The combined results of 61 studies conducted in 19 countries suggest that when a woman gives birth by cesarean section, autism in the child is 33% more likely and the odds of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase by 17%.

Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women

Aug 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention.

Scans show changes to brains of 'injured' Havana U.S. embassy workers

Jul 24 2019

Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences, according to a new study published on Tuesday that does little to resolve the mystery of injuries the Trump administration had characterized as a "sonic attack." | Video

Scans show changes to brains of Havana U.S. embassy workers who reported illness

Jul 24 2019

Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences from a control group, according to a new study published on Tuesday. | Video

Studies explore treatments to prevent cluster headaches, quell migraines

Jul 10 2019

(Reuters Health) - Two drug trials may promise some relief for people who suffer migraine headaches as well as those who have cluster headaches, a rare but intensely painful type of headache thought to be related to migraine.

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