Carson City, Nevada - The recently released 2015 Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) shows a reduction in tobacco use and several forms of illicit drug use among Nevada high school youth between 2013 and 2015.

Baltimore, Maryland - A Johns Hopkins computer scientist played a key role in a new study that analyzed online news and search engine records to gauge the public’s response to actor Charlie Sheen’s November 17, 2015, disclosure on NBC’s TODAY Show that he was HIV-positive.

Los Angeles, California - People who have migraines with aura are more likely to have strokes caused by either a blood clot in the heart (cardio-embolic stroke) or a clot within the brain’s blood vessels (thrombotic stroke), compared to those that don’t have migraines with aura, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Stanford, California - One person's risky bet is another's exciting opportunity. The difference between those outlooks comes down to more than just disposition: It turns out that people with a stronger connection between two brain regions have a more cautious financial outlook.

Los Angeles, California - Higher pollution levels were linked to a higher total number of strokes, and researchers said it reaffirmed the growing evidence that climate change and overall air quality contributes to cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Washington, DC - The American Heart Association (AHA) applauds the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) on the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Las Vegas, Nevada - OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder, continues to be stigmatized as a health issue even though there's a paradoxical adoption of the term in the English language. Somewhere along the way, it not only became an adjective, but also a rather cool quirk we use in our day-to-day language.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - The results from the latest national survey in the Monitoring the Future series on use of licit and illicit drugs by American teenagers show that some important improvements are taking place.

Washington, DC - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration, also known as vibratory urticaria. Running, hand clapping, towel drying or even taking a bumpy bus ride can cause temporary skin rashes in people with this rare disorder. By studying affected families, researchers discovered how vibration promotes the release of inflammatory chemicals from the immune system’s mast cells, causing hives and other allergic symptoms.

San Antonio, Texas - Adding carboplatin to presurgery chemotherapy improved disease-free survival for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to results from the randomized phase II GeparSixto clinical trial presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December 8–12.