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10/20/2017 08:50 AM
Study shows teens' bonds with parents impact future parenting
New research by Deakin University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has put a spotlight on how adolescent girls' relationships with their parents can later affect their bonding experience with their own children.
10/18/2017 01:00 PM
Arthritis can strike children
(HealthDay)—While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person's disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.
10/18/2017 12:20 PM
Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis
Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon.
10/18/2017 01:35 AM
Study finds epilepsy drug to be safe during pregnancy
New research indicates that use of the epilepsy drug lamotrigine during pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth malformations or neurodevelopmental disorders. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study provides the most extensive long-term report regarding children whose mothers took lamotrigine while pregnant.
10/17/2017 02:04 AM
Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg measurements to assess the severity of the condition. However, measuring legs that are severely swollen often proves cumbersome and impractical.
10/13/2017 03:20 AM
How to talk to someone with cancer
(HealthDay)—For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University.
10/12/2017 11:40 AM
Breast cancer screenings still best for early detection
(HealthDay)—Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, and routine screenings remain the most reliable way to detect the disease early, a breast cancer expert says.
10/11/2017 02:12 AM
Women can breathe sigh of relief when using vaginal estrogen to treat menopause symptoms
News flash... hot flashes aren't the only bothersome symptom of the menopause transition. Many postmenopausal women also experience sexual dysfunction and urinary problems that don't require estrogen pills but, rather, can be alleviated by vaginally administered estrogen. A new study shows that, despite previous misperceptions, this treatment option is not only effective, but also safe. The study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, October 11-14.
10/10/2017 12:20 PM
Start skin cancer prevention early, health experts say
(HealthDay)—How to keep from developing skin cancer should be something all doctors discuss with the parents of their young, fair-skinned patients, suggests the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
10/10/2017 09:20 AM
Confronting breast cancer is crucial to India's economic development
Breast cancer is a growing epidemic in India. It could kill 76,000 women a year by 2020, according to a recent study. It claimed more than 70,000 lives in 2012. At the heart of the issue is the country's rapid economic development, which has made Indian women more susceptible to the disease, without building the infrastructure to prevent and detect it. But the good news is that boosting breast cancer awareness and encouraging early detection could play a significant role in reducing it.
10/09/2017 03:34 PM
Remede system approved for sleep apnea
(HealthDay)—The Remede sleep system, an implanted device that treats central sleep apnea by activating a nerve that sends signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
10/09/2017 06:50 AM
Flu shot key for people with diabetes
(HealthDay)—With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people—particularly those with diabetes—to get vaccinated.
10/05/2017 11:53 AM
Genomic screening helps doctors target girl's cancer
Victoria Thompson, clutching a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips while she watches the TV show "Paw Patrol," is a pint-sized pioneer. She doesn't know it, but this two-year-old girl is part of a national precision medicine trial through MUSC Children's Health for children with high-risk neuroblastoma.
10/05/2017 09:35 AM
Beer brands popular among youth violate code with youth-appealing ads
Alcohol brands popular among underage drinkers are more likely to air television advertisements that violate the industry's voluntary code by including youth-appealing content, according to a new study by researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).