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Some parents are concerned that having their children, particularly their female children, vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) will lead children to engage in more sexually risky behaviors but a new study in Pediatrics has shown that this belief is unsupported. USA Today reports that the study...
Last year, the American Medical Association voted to recognize obesity as a disease but new research published in Psychological Science shows that this categorization may have psychological effects on obese individuals, The Huffington Post reports. 700 subjects had their BMI recorded and were asked to take...
An article in the Los Angeles Times reports on new data from the CDC that shows "more than one in four U.S. families recently experienced a financial burden due to the cost of medical care." A survey conducted in 2012 revealed that 8.9% of Americans "said they were currently having problems paying a medical...