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More than 30 years of research has shown that alcohol screening and brief counseling is effective at reducing risky drinking. However, this month’s Vital Signs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only 1 in 6 adults — and only 1 in 4 binge drinkers — say a healthcare...
The Huffington Post reports that "pesticide exposure could increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease for people who possess a particular gene variant, according to a new study." The study, published in the journal Neurology, "not only showed that Parkinson's risk is increased from exposure to...
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...