The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what will be the world's first malaria vaccine. The agency endorsed the vaccine's use outside of Europe, which is a regulatory process that helps speed new medicines to the markets where they are needed.
The epidemic in heroin use across the country is affecting both men and women, all age groups, and people at all income levels. The greatest increases are occurring in groups that had usually had lower rates of heroin use in the past, including women and those…
More data reveal the long-term deadly effects of chronic smoking on health, especially that of women. In a new study, it’s discovered that women who smoke for about 20 years have at least 3 times the chance of dying from breast cancer, once they have it.
A study has found that coffee drinkers appear to be half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as people who do not drink coffee. Habitual coffee drinkers were 54% less likely to develop diabetes when compared to those who did not drink coffee, even after accou…
From 2011 to 2013, 44% of girls and 47% of boys between the ages of 15 and 19 said they had sexual intercourse at least once, according to the survey. This is a decline of 14% among girls and 22% for boys over the past 25 years.
More than one in five teen girls who are sexually active say they have used the morning-after emergency contraceptive pill. In 2002, only about one in twelve teen girls who were sexually active used the morning-after pill.
Only about 81% of children entering kindergarten in Seattle have been vaccinated for polio. This is lower than the polio vaccination rates of many developing countries according to statistics from the World Health Organization.