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Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 — Controversial state laws that promote vaccinating kids against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not increase the likelihood that teens will engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study contends. “Parents and caregivers, as well as policy makers, should not be wary of policies or legislation related to HPV education or

Safeguarding fetal brain health in pregnancies complicated by CHD

Yao Wu, a research postdoctoral fellow in the Developing Brain Research Laboratory at Children’s National Health System, has received a Thrasher Research Fund early career award to expand knowledge about regions of the fetal brain that are vulnerable to injury from congenital heart disease (CHD) during pregnancy. CHD, the most common birth defect, can have

100 now sickened by salmonella-tainted honey smacks cereal

(HealthDay)—One hundred people across 33 states have now fallen ill with salmonella after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. For the time being, the “CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve or sell Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal,” the agency said in a statement. Many

Study finds brain tumour cells are killed by targeting marker

Brain tumours account for 20 per cent of all cases of childhood cancers as well as the highest number of cancer-related deaths in Canadian children under 20 years old. Despite improved clinical outcomes, patients live with extensive cognitive and physical delays resulting from toxicities associated with chemotherapy and radiation. “Better, more targeted and less toxic

This is the one thing Miranda Kerr swears by for clear skin

When an international super model dishes out beauty advice, you bloody well eat it up, especially when it’s Aussie super-mum and wellness-guru Miranda Kerr. The 34-year-old has dished on the one ingredient she swears by for healthy, glowing skin: Noni extract.  Thanks for having me @sephora SDCA #koraorganics #noniglow A post shared by Miranda (@mirandakerr)

Ovarian cancer cells switched off by ‘unusual’ mechanism

Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College London have discovered a mechanism that deactivates ovarian cancer cells. The findings, published in EMBO Reports, could lead to better treatments for women with ovarian cancer. The research has found a new mechanism for a protein named OPCML. This protein is known as a

The disease affecting Australians that should have disappeared by now

Rheumatic heart disease is a disease which shouldn’t exist anymore. Caused by an abnormal immune reaction to Strep A infection of the skin and throat, it’s an entirely preventable condition which, left untreated, can spiral into deadly or debilitating complications including stroke, heart rhythm abnormalities, and heart failure. Left untreated, an abnormal immune reaction to Strep