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A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.
Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected by routine human papilloma virus vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ.
Researchers have found that a specific hormone is elevated in obese individuals, inhibiting 'good' brown fat activity and increasing obesity and diabetes risks.
Testing the value of corrective information against misinformation, researchers found that myth-busting information on vaccine safety did not make people more likely to vaccinate.
Two trials show promising results in Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated with immunotherapy drugs that helped their immune system recognize and attack their blood cancer.
A compound that gets the immune system to rapidly eliminate only red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite and leave uninfected ones alone shows promise in a mouse study.
Using a disease-simulation model based on NHANES data, researchers have calculated that obesity can cause people to lost up to 8 years of life, as well as 19 years of healthy life.
A new study reports that almost two-thirds of elderly women with breast cancer are receiving radiation treatments, when trial data supports the omission of such therapy.
In two new studies, researchers find metabolic syndrome may be linked to lower urinary tract symptoms, but that weight loss surgery could reduce the risk of such symptoms.
In a new study, researchers hypothesize that vitamin D deficiency may be a driver of seasonal affective disorder - a form of depression that strikes during winter months.
Medical News Today: Eating more green vegetables may aid heart health, reduce risk of obesity, diabetes
In three new studies, researchers from the UK find that nitrate - a chemical found in green vegetables - may aid heart health and reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
While college-attending Americans are more likely to abuse stimulants than their peers, non-college attending young adults are more likely to abuse opioids, according to a study.
Medical News Today: Activating cannabinoid brain receptors could replace marijuana for anxiety treatment
Researchers say they have found a way to activate cannabinoid receptors in the brains of mice and reduce depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, without the use of marijuana.