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New research in JAMA Psychiatry investigates the association between prenatal nicotine exposure and an observed higher rate of substance abuse later in life. Researchers used fMRI to test the response to a reward in the ventral striatum of a sample of “177 adolescents with prenatal exposure to...
The Associated Press reports that the Food and Drug Administration officially approved unrestricted sales of Plan-B One Step, and lifted all age limits on the emergency contraceptive. This over-the-counter approval comes “a week after the Obama administration ended months of back-and-forth legal...
An article in The New York Times reports that the prevalence of cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) has decreased by half in teenage girls — from 7.2% in 2006 to 3.6% among girls ages 14 to 19 in 2010. Although federal officials deemed this metric “a striking measure of...