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The Los Angeles Times reports on a study in Neurology that has shown that having two parents with Alzheimer's disease may place one at risk of showing neurological hallmarks of the disease even before mental skills decline. Researchers recruited 13 people with a mother with Alzheimer's, 13 people with a...
Parents' perceptions of their children's weight can have important implications in obesity prevention but a new study in Pediatrics has shown that many parents underestimate how much their children weigh, The New York Times' Well blog reports. The study was a meta-analysis of 121 studies of 80,000...
Human Papillomavirus or HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. The infection is important to prevent because it can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. A new study examined how many doses of the H-P-V vaccine are required to prevent genital warts, which usually develop before...