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Is it safe to rinse your sinuses with a neti pot?
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Is it safe to rinse your sinuses with a neti pot?

February 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
As cold and flu season continues, Americans turn to all sorts of remedies to stifle their symptoms. Among them is the neti pot – a small teapot-like vessel with a long spout used to flush out clogged nasal passages....
Would you let someone who’s not a dentist pull your teeth?
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Would you let someone who’s not a dentist pull your teeth?

February 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
BOSTON — Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting “dental therapists,” professionals with a lower level of training, do the job. In...
Study offers encouraging news for “extreme preemies”
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Study offers encouraging news for “extreme preemies”

February 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
Babies born very early — between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy — are more likely to survive now than a decade or so ago, new research shows. These extremely premature infants are also slightly more likely to avoid...
MRI scans reveal brain differences in kids with ADHD
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MRI scans reveal brain differences in kids with ADHD

February 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
LONDON — Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study...
Food industry works to simplify expiration labels
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Food industry works to simplify expiration labels

February 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
The food industry is working to simplify labels on perishable food. Date stamps like “best by,” “sell by,” “use by” and “best before” can be confusing for shoppers. Jamie Yuccas...
Can infant brain imaging help autism diagnosis?
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Can infant brain imaging help autism diagnosis?

February 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
New research suggests doctors may eventually be able to predict autism at an age when treatment is more effective. It means the diagnosis may be possible in the first year of life, instead of the current range of two to four...