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NPR’s Shots blog reports on a new study in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine that has found that despite new protocol on HPV tests and pap smears, many doctors fail to properly use these tests for early detection of cervical cancer. The new protocol states that women only require a pap...
Bilingualism may have positive cognitive effects, including delayed onset of dementia, the Los Angeles Times reports. The finding is based on a study published in Nature that examined records of 648 patients diagnosed with dementia, 391 of whom were bilingual. Compared to people who spoke only one...
About 1 in 88 children have autism, and now, scientists have developed a method that may be able to detect the likelihood of an infant developing autism within the first few months of life, The New York Times’ Well blog reports. A study published in Nature assessed 110 children 10 times between 2...