Medical research

A gentler strategy for avoiding childhood dental decay

The combination of a carb-heavy diet and poor oral hygiene can leave children with early childhood caries (ECC), a severe form of dental decay that can have a lasting impact on their oral and overall health.

Health

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New Yorkers can now possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while sales of recreational-use marijuana won't become legal for an estimated 18 months until the state ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Americans showing hesitancy toward COVID-19 testing

(HealthDay)—Three in four Americans who believed they needed a COVID-19 test report that they either did not get one or delayed getting one, according to the results of a survey released by Quest Diagnostics.

Oncology & Cancer

A new test may better predict ovarian cancer survival

Scientists may have found a better way to estimate survival for women with aggressive ovarian cancer, according to a new study by USC researchers and international colleagues.

Health

USPSTF urges primary care docs to ask adults about drug use

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians ask adults about drug use and connect them to services for treatment and appropriate care. These recommendations form ...

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