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Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

Giving teenage girls free birth control -- especially long-acting implanted devices -- could slash pregnancy and abortion rates to well below the current U.S. average, new findings suggest.
Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds

A newborn's risk of developing celiac disease isn't reduced by breast-feeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of a protein found in wheat called gluten to an infant's diet help prevent celiac disease.
Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

An experimental vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90 percent of all cervical cancers, a new study suggests.
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests.
Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests.
Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

Herceptin is the best drug treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new findings from a long-term clinical trial.
Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Older babies may be able to sleep through the night, but may still wake up to nurse.

 

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