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1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness'Senior associate producer

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:51:47 +0000

Have you ever answered the phone in the morning to discover it was actually your alarm clock going off, or had a conversation in the middle of the night and woken up the next day with no recollection of it? A new study suggests you are not alone. Researchers found many of us have had […]

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Childhood mental health disabilities on the risefabval

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:10:28 +0000

Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is changing. The report, “Changing Trends of Childhood […]

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New at-home test may detect colon cancerfabval

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:12:40 +0000

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done […]

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Hand sanitizer doesn't help in schoolswadeleslie

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:38:30 +0000

School children get low marks when it comes to spreading germs, often sharing bugs with their classmates. So scientists wondered if putting hand sanitizers into elementary school classrooms would lead to fewer absences. The study Researchers in New Zealand set out to discover if using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, in addition to regular hand washing, would […]

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Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart diseasefabval

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:31:25 +0000

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease - whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of […]

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Acetaminophen may not relieve back painSenior associate producer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:07:16 +0000

Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside. A study published Thursday in The Lancet found patients who took acetaminophen for low back pain had the same recovery time […]

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Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autismSenior associate producer

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:23:20 +0000

Genetics plays more of a role in the development of autism than environmental causes, according to new research published Sunday in Nature Genetics. The study found that 52% of autism risk comes from common genes, while only 2.6% are attributed to spontaneous mutations caused by, among other things, environmental factors. “These genetic variations are common […]

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Babies want to speak as early as 7 monthsmfalco

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:09:19 +0000

Babies usually start speaking by their first birthday. But new research suggests talking to your baby stimulates his brain well before she utters those first words. For the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors compared how 7- and 11-month-old babies from English-speaking families processed sounds from English and Spanish. […]

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Child medication measurements confuse parentsSenior associate producer

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:03:48 +0000

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors. The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is […]

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5 studies you may have missed140702162059-lemmy-motorhead-story-topSenior associate producer

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:14:04 +0000

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other. Motörhead is one of the most hardcore rock ’n’ […]

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