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Thursday, November 27, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Prenatal and early infant exposure to air pollutants may be linked to developing autism, according to research presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40% of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in Acta Neuropathologica.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 should be administered to certain children aged 6 through 18 years who are at high risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, according to a policy statement published online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene, which has been linked to an increased risk of leukemia. These findings were published online Nov. 21 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Jacquelyn Gray
Exposure to animal fur within the first 3 months of life decreases the risk of childhood asthma, according to research presented at the 2014 European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Monday, November 24, 2014
A growing number of children are being diagnosed with eczema -- but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics published online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year and physicians may be reluctant to accept these patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The announcement about the research, which was conducted at 25 medical centers in the United States and Canada, was made this week by the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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