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US child welfare system could save $12 billion, improve outcomes

US child welfare system could save $12 billion and improve outcomes

Striking a better balance between programs to prevent child maltreatment and services for those who have already suffered from abuse could improve long-term outcomes...
Doctors Urge FDA to Tighten Regulations on Filtered Cigarettes

Doctors Urge FDA to Tighten Regulations on Filtered Cigarettes

Holes on filtered cigarettes pose risk, may account for climb in lung cancers. While the overall rate of lung cancer continues to decline in the...
Ebola Treatment Breakthrough

Ebola Treatment Breakthrough

Researchers discover first human antibodies that work against all ebolaviruses After analyzing the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak, a team of...
Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

Tired teens could be more dangerous than adults when committing crimes

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University...
One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report. The report finds...
How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

Pink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say they're safe, GMOs still face...
More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the...
Marijuana use may lead to poorer school performance

Marijuana use may lead to poorer school performance

When high school students started smoking marijuana regularly they were less likely to get good grades and want to pursue university, according to a...
Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of the Department of Medicine at...
Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the US

Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the US

Babies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a...

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