October 15, 2012 Researchers found that 11- and 12-year-old girls who had the vaccine were no more likely to have had sexual health issues than ones who didn't. Still, parents' concerns about daughters and sexual activity remain a barrier to widespread adoption of the HPV vaccine, along with concerns about vaccine safety.
October 15, 2012 Scientists say new insights about how stress affects the brain could lead to new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
October 15, 2012 When bitter taste receptors found in the noses of supertasters were exposed to a bacterial chemical, they started fighting it off, while the receptors of others with normal taste perceptions did not detect the chemical's presence.
October 15, 2012 Parents of young players are increasingly anxious about concussions. Many continue to participate — albeit more cautiously. Others worry about whether the youth leagues will eventually halt altogether. In Texas, the risk of injury is putting families at odds with a sport many consider a religion.
October 12, 2012 Oral bacteria may be determined by environment, not genes, scientists say. That's different from other parts in the body, like the gut, where bacteria may be influenced by genome or immune system.
October 12, 2012 Kids with autism who did a yoga routine at school every morning for 17 minutes behaved better, researchers at New York University found.