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The toll poverty takes on children’s mental health

January 10th, 2017 | by Contributor
Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more...
Kids’ care may suffer when parents clash with medical staff
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Kids’ care may suffer when parents clash with medical staff

January 10th, 2017 | by Contributor
Rude parents can rattle medical staff enough to compromise the quality of care their critically ill child receives, a new study suggests. Medical teams in a neonatal intensive care unit made worse decisions during simulated...
Experts: Don’t assume Ft. Lauderdale suspect’s mental issues explain shooting
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Experts: Don’t assume Ft. Lauderdale suspect’s mental issues explain shooting

January 10th, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW YORK — Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old man held in the fatal shootings last week at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, reportedly has a history of mental difficulties and it’s tempting to assume they explain the...
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“Weekend warriors” still see health payoff

January 10th, 2017 | by Contributor
A new study finds people who squeeze all their recommended exercise into weekends see major health benefits. So-called “weekend warriors” have a 30 percent lower death rate, compared to people who are not active. Dr....
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Study casts more doubt on value of mammograms

January 10th, 2017 | by Contributor
New research shines light on harms of overdiagnosis, reigniting debate over the need for regular...
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Lawsuit claims Prevagen doesn’t boost memory

January 10th, 2017 | by Contributor
A new lawsuit by two government agencies accuses Quincy Bioscience, maker of dietary supplement Prevagen,of misleading its customers. The popular supplement is heavily marketed as a way to help improve memory and is sold in...