Pediatrics

HPV vaccination rates increasing among 15-year-olds

(HealthDay)—From 2011 to 2017, there was an increase in the proportion of U.S. 15-year-olds with at least one-dose or two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in Pediatrics.

Oncology & Cancer

Indigenous American ancestry tied to HER2+ breast cancer

(HealthDay)—Indigenous American (IA) origin could partly contribute to the higher incidence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer in Latinas, according to a study recently published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New study finds that menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based on data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of ...

Health

Commonly used chemicals associated with miscarriage, study finds

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that maternal exposure to synthetic chemicals widely used in food packaging and commonly found in drinking water supplies is associated with a woman's risk for miscarriage ...

Neuroscience

Brain changes from multiple sclerosis may occur in preteens

(HealthDay)—Greater genetic predisposition for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with altered brain white matter development at an early age, according to a study published online March 12 in the Annals of Neurology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers find flooding stress impacts unborn children

NDSU researchers have discovered differences in child development based on how close mothers are to flooding during their pregnancies. The new study found that being pregnant near flooding has an impact on child development ...

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