MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Having confidential talks with a health care provider is important for teens and young adults, but they rarely get the chance to do so, a new study finds.
"Discussing confidentiality and having private time with a provider are critical components of comprehensive clinical preventive services for young people, however about half of young people report never having had these with their provider," said lead author Stephanie Grilo. She's a doctoral candidate in sociomedical sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- College students face a much higher risk for the deadly bacterial infection meningitis B, a new analysis shows.
Investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that students who were aged 18 to 24 were 3.5 times more likely to contract meningitis B than their peers who were not in school.
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- Exposure to chemicals found in a wide array of personal care products has been linked to early puberty among girls, a new investigation warns.
The issue centers on specific chemicals including phthalates, parabens and phenols. They're found in an array of products, including perfumes, soaps, shampoos, nail polish, cosmetics, toothpaste, lipstick, hairsprays and skin lotions -- to name just a few.