Kids and Cavities a Rotten Combo

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_bc80f59ebf.jpghamburguesaconqueso/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Getting kids to care about oral health can be like pulling teeth. But cavities aren’t just painful -- they can interfere with learning, speech, eating and play. Roughly one in six American kids has untreated cavities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And experts say those tiny holes can have major consequences on growth and development.

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Mental Illness Puts Young Females at Greater Risk of Pregnancy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3a93c17fe1.jpgJeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock (TORONTO) -- Adolescent girls who suffer mental illness are much more prone to getting pregnant than their peers without emotional problems. That's according to a new study from the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, which examined live birth rates in 4.5 million females ages 15 to 19 over a 10-year span.

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You Don't Have to Smoke Pot to Feel Like You Have

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_68e5f5e6e2.jpgScott Harms/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Even if you've never tried marijuana in your life, you've likely experienced one of the consequences of smoking the drug without ever realizing it. French scientists believe that one common occurrence from getting high called the "munchies," which means having an insatiable appetite, is related to how unstoned people behave when they're particularly hungry and smell something delicious.

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FDA Warns Against Use of Uncle Ben's Flavored Rice

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_d27e6c9be7.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The maker of Uncle Ben's is recalling a certain kind of flavored rice it sells in large batches -- mainly to industrial kitchens in places like schools, hospitals and restaurants. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to figure out if two cases of students having skin reactions and nausea after eating Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Mexican flavor are related.

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Concussions: Is Soccer the Next Football?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_61e98a8e76.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (TORONTO) -- Soccer is the most popular and fastest-growing sport around the globe. And more American kids are getting a piece of the action. But in this sport where shin guards are the strongest form of protection, could parents be unaware of soccer's hidden risk to the brain?

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