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Everything You Need to Know About HPV & the Vaccine

Thanks to the Pap test, cervical cancer is no longer one of the leading causes of death in American women. But it still affects approximately 13,240 people per year — 4,170 of whom will die from the illness. That’s where the HPV vaccine comes in, because it’s currently our most powerful tool in the fight […]

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Women care less about seeing a female doctor as they age

Most younger women booking in for a pap smear or mammogram would rather see a female doctor, but seniors are less likely to mind. According to figures from the Australian Women's Health Survey, conducted by Jean Hailes for Women's Health, just over 70 per cent of women aged 18-35 express a preference for a female […]

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Criminal behavior linked to thinking about risk, study finds

A new study shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind. Along with her team, Valerie Reyna, Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor of Human Development and director of the Cornell University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility, examined neurological […]

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Five questions: What parents should know about concussions

Stanford pediatric emergency medicine physician Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, explains what families should know about new CDC guidelines on the management of children’s brain injuries. Lumba-Brown first learned about concussions from personal experience. “I had two concussions playing high school basketball,” she said. “I had great doctors who were able to explain to me what I […]

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Online searches about cardiovascular disease follow strong seasonal and geographical patterns

There is a strong seasonal pattern in seeking cardiovascular health information on Google, with higher search activity during winter months, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Investigators also found that US states with higher deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have higher CVD-related search volumes compared with regions with lower CVD mortality. […]