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Current drugs may stop working against the most common type of brain tumor in children, medulloblastoma, but the tumor could be targeted in a new way, according to Stanford University scientists.
Fetuses with enlarged ventricles--the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain--may be less likely than other fetuses to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida, according to a study...
In recent years, there has been an increase in emergence and use of a variety of new drugs, so-called "novel psychoactive substances" (NPS) in the US and worldwide.
Exposure in the home to insecticides from sprays and foggers puts children at unnecessary risk for cancer development, a new study of previous research suggests.
Researchers find nearly 1 in 5 senior high school students report using a hookah to smoke tobacco in the past year, with more than a third deemed regular users.
Video games are not adequately rated for tobacco content, according to a new UC San Francisco study that found video gamers are being widely exposed to tobacco imagery.
A new protocol to treat babies born in withdrawal from drugs can be used widely to improve outcomes for these babies.
Bacteria aren't the only nonhuman invaders to colonize the gut shortly after a baby's birth.
Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the American Journal of...
Free - or very inexpensive - online courses have become quite a trend in education.
Cord blood banking involves collecting blood left in your newborn baby's umbilical cord and placenta and storing it for future medical use to possibly help treat illness.
Three hours of uninterrupted sitting causes substantial disruption to vascular function in the legs in young girls, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology.
The pressure to be cool, look good and own the 'right stuff' is detrimental to many children and teenagers, according to new research by University of Sussex psychologists.
Societies are failing women, children and adolescents, particularly in the poorest communities around the world, and urgent action is needed to save lives and improve health, say global health...
Learn the best way to breastfeed your baby comfortably with tips on obtaining a good latch, how to avoid pain and the best positions for successful breastfeeding.
Arterial wall stiffness and reduced arterial dilation are the first signs of cardiovascular diseases that can be measured.
Researchers find high blood pressure is the leading risk factor for death among men and women across the globe, followed by smoking and high body mass index.
Although prescription drug misuse is on the decline among adolescents, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially...
The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated.
"Help us find others like Tess." Bo Bigelow's plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.