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Tobacco use among US students dropped sharply in 2016: study

WASHINGTON | AFP – Tobacco use among American middle and high school students — especially electronic cigarette use — declined sharply in 2016

Mother’s obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: study

PARIS | AFP – Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart

Researchers reveal the multi-dimensional universe of the brain

The human brain is a convoluted labyrinth of passages in constant flux – routes are being created, strengthened, and deconstructed on

Colorado seeks to ban smartphone sales to children

by Lucinda Shen Alarmed by the number of preteens typing away on smartphones? So is a Denver-area anesthesiologist and dad of

Anti-diabetes drug also ‘lessens kidney, heart disease’ risk

WASHINGTON | AFP – An anti-diabetic drug that lowers blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes sufferers also significantly

A bereaved father, Microsoft data scientists combat infant deaths

by Dina Bass John Kahan has a poignant photo in his office at Microsoft Corp., where he oversees customer data and analytics. The

Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide: study

WASHINGTON | AFP | 6/12/2017 – More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese, with weight-related health problems claiming

Skin cure fad driving Myanmar elephant poaching surge: WWF

YANGON, Myanmar | AFP – Myanmar’s wild elephants are being poached in record numbers with at least 20 killed this year due to

QIAGEN expands biomarker content portfolio to support greater use of molecular diagnostics

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, Saturday, June 3, 2017 – QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced it has received a worldwide license from

Parents’ nasty split harms kids’ health for decades: study

MIAMI | AFP | Monday 6/5/2017 – When children live through a contentious divorce or separation by their parents, the fallout