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A Look at Violent Neighborhoods & Test Scores

In previous studies, it has been determined that kids living in violent neighborhoods often perform poorly on tests. Researchers at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy recently looked at why in an attempt to explain this link and why it occurs. The study, which was published in the journal Child Development, showed that Read More

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2 weeks ago Posted in: Health News

New Treatment Could Make More Kidney Transplants Possible

A preliminary study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a new treatment might make it possible for more patients to get a kidney transplant. There are more than 100,000 Americans waiting for a kidney transplant, and one-third of these patients are sensitized. This means that they have a large number of Read More

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4 weeks ago Posted in: Health News

Study Looks at Vitamin D and Reducing Colds

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that contrary to popular belief, a higher dosage of vitamin D may not actually help to protect children from colds during the winter months. Dr. Jonathon Maguire, the study’s leader and a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, indicated that the Read More

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1 month ago Posted in: Health News

Could Shingles Be Tied to Stroke & Heart Attack Risk?

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease. The researchers for the study looked at medical records for more than 23,000 people in South Korea who had shingles. The medical records spanned from 2003 to 2013. The Read More

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2 months ago Posted in: Health News

Could Fever in Pregnancy Contribute to Autism?

A recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry suggests that any type of fever during pregnancy can increase the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder later in life. The study’s data showed that one episode of a fever in the second trimester could increase autism risk by 40 percent. Several instances of fever Read More

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3 months ago Posted in: Health News

Communication Problems & Autism: New Study

New research is showing that children with autism spectrum disorders are not throwing more tantrums due to an inability to communicate. Although language and speech problems are common in cases of autism—even with some children unable to speak clearly or at all—researchers found that children on the autism spectrum who have clear speech and communication Read More

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3 months ago Posted in: Health News

New Study Looks at Gene Therapy and Broken Bones

Researchers have found that a combination of gene therapy, stem cells, and ultrasound have healed significantly broken bones in lab animals. The technique is in its early stages, but it repaired large bone gaps during the testing period and may be able to heal badly broken bones in humans in the future. In small breaks Read More

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4 months ago Posted in: Health News

The Link Between Smartphone Use and Mental Health

If you are concerned about how much time your child spends with screens, you are not alone. Electronic device usage has increased—in fact, a 2015 study showed that most babies had used electronic devices before two years of age. New research published in the journal Child Development indicates that children who are at risk of Read More

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4 months ago Posted in: Health News

Updated Recommendations for Eye Exams in Diabetic Patients

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine looks at the current recommendation that all patients with type 1 diabetes need annual eye exams. Since diabetic retinopathy can damage tissue at the back of the eye and trigger full blindness, patients have been advised for years to get annual eye exams regardless of Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Health News

Study Looks at Bacteria Risk in Bagged Salads

A new report published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal examines the growth of salmonella bacteria in bagged, pre-packaged salads. These salads are commonly found in grocery stores and in fast food restaurant locations and are often purchased due to their convenience—the salad leaves are already cut and advertised as clean and ready to Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Health News

Depression History & Breast Cancer Care

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that women with a history of depression are less likely to obtain the recommended care for breast cancer. During the study, researchers looked at more than 45,000 Danish women who were diagnosed between 1998 and 2011 with early stage breast cancer. Of those women, Read More

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