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  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?
    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit.
  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...

    Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says

    Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says
    Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...

    'Traffic light' food labels changed buying habits, study finds

    'Traffic light' food labels changed buying habits, study finds
    Would you fill that 16-ounce cup with sugary soda if it had a red light on the dispenser? Or might you move to the faucet for water and its green light? Researchers tracked food and drink choices in a big Boston hospital and found that those "traffic...