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Researchers in Japan call for greater awareness after finding that young children growing up with secondhand smoke have double the risk of tooth decay.
A new study finds many doctors in the US are communicating HPV vaccination with parents in a way that deters them from vaccinating their children.
From 2001 to 2013, use of marijuana has doubled, finds a new study, which also reveals that use disorders have likewise increased during that time.
Taking just an 81-mg dose of aspirin daily may increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant, particularly if they have miscarried previously, suggests new research.
Researchers explain how levels of sinovial fluid are maintained in cartilage and suggest that keeping active can prevent depletion and osteoarthritis.
Drug-resistant forms of the deadliest malaria parasite - currently confined to Asia - can infect African mosquitoes, suggesting risk of spread to Africa is higher than assumed.
An analysis of two huge cancer databases identifies over 100 new cancer driver genes and helps explain how tumors driven by the same gene may lead to different patient outcomes.
Botox appears to prevent heart rhythm problems in patients following bypass surgery, according to an article published by the AHA.
Researchers say injecting rats with an appetite-suppressing gene led to long-term weight loss without the side effect of reduced bone mass often found with dieting.
Researchers have identified a high-risk version of gene that interacts with high estrogen levels in women, increasing the chance of heart disease.