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Risk Factors

When Dad Smokes During Pregnancy, Heart Defects Are a Bigger Risk

Secondhand smoke from fathers-to-be raises a baby’s risk of congenital heart defects by up to 124 percent, even more than when mom smokes during pregnancy.

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Vaccines

A New Vaccine Could Treat Existing HPV and Precancer of the Cervix

The current HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, prevents cervical cancer—but a new vaccine could actually get rid of HPV and precancerous cells in people who are already affected.

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Risk Factors

High-Risk HPV Linked to Heart Disease

High-risk strains of HPV linked to cancer may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

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Risk Factors

Arsenic and Lead In Fruit Juice?

About half of 45 popular commercial fruit juices have elevated levels of potentially harmful heavy metals, according to this report.

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Supplements

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Regulate Dietary Supplements

The FDA ust announced the most significant change in dietary supplement regulation since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act more than 25 years ago.

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Nutrition

If You Eat a Lot of Highly-Processed Foods, Read This

Each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed food you eat can raise your risk of an earlier death by about 14 percent, say French researchers.

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Nutrition

Kids Who Eat School Lunch Score Higher in Reading and Math

Children who eat lunch at school score higher on tests, say researchers in Germany and India, confirming previous research on nutrition and learning.

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Nutrition

The Soda Tax Works! It DOES Shrink Sugary Drink Consumption

The consumption of sugary drinks has fallen 52 percent in areas of Berkeley, California since the city’s tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was enacted.

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Weight

What's the Best Diet for 2019?

U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 40 diet and eating plans for its annual assessment. Learn which one took the top spot.

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Nutrition

Could a Healthy Diet Save the World?

A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in animal fat will not only help you lose weight, but it may also promote sustainable food production.