Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes -- with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings -- will induce young people to start smoking. But are those fears justified? A new study from Wales offers mixed results.
Do you dread tax day? If so, your instincts are good – though your anxiety is probably misdirected.
Should a movie that depicts any type of drinking automatically earn an R rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America? The authors of a new study argue that the answer should be yes – and that this would make teenagers less likely to binge-drink or use alcohol in other risky ways.
When Randy Newman sang his tongue-in-cheek tune about short people, he called attention to their “little hands, little eyes” and their “little baby legs.” Nowhere does his 1978 hit mention that short people also have an increased risk of coronary artery disease.
Doctors have long recognized that women with mutations in two particular genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2 – have a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Now they are starting to figure out which mutations are worse than others.
Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.