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Could Electromagnetic Fields Raise a Worker's ALS Risk?

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- On-the-job exposure to electromagnetic fields may double the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease of the nervous system, a new study suggests.

Electric company linemen, welders, sewing machine operators and airplane pilots are all people in occupati...

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Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a classic case of parents telling their kids: Don't do as I do, do as I say.

The legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in many U.S. states puts parents who use pot in a challenging position, a pediatrician says.

It's important to understand that if your children ...

Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer-preventing HPV vaccine does not appear to have any ill effect on babies unintentionally exposed to it in the womb, researchers report.

Babies whose mothers were vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) during pregnancy did not have a significantly higher risk for major birth...

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Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brazil experienced a smaller-than-expected increase in cases of microcephaly in 2016, despite the continued spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Researchers predicted 1,133 cases of microcephaly would occur between May and December 2016, but only 83 cases were reported by local health o...

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'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have created a palm-size model of the female reproductive system that even has a period.

Dubbed a menstrual cycle in a dish, the miniature 3-D replica includes human and rodent tissue and models of ovaries, fallopian tubes, the uterus, cervix, vagina and liver.

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to get flossing: New research suggests that gum disease is linked with earlier death in older women.

"Older women may be at higher risk for death because of their periodontal condition," study author Michael LaMonte said in a news release from the Journal of the Am...

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