Pediatrics

Nationwide study on teen 'sexting' has good news, bad news

The good news is that adolescent "sexting" is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others. Most commonly, the ...

Health

Health impairment through carbofuran in red chili unlikely

Carbofuran is a plant protection product which can be used against certain insects, mites, ticks and nematodes. On the basis of the amount of the carbofuran residues and estimated dietary intake of red chilies, exceeding ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study identifies potential markers of lung cancer

By examining both blood samples and tumor tissues from patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified markers that can distinguish between major subtypes ...

Medical research

Size does matter when it comes to telomeres

One of the more novel studies from the Child Health CheckPoint was the measurement of 'telomeres' – the tiny caps on each strand of our DNA, which serve to protect the ends of our chromosomes. 

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