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Channel NewsAsia
US drinking water regulations tied to reduced arsenic exposure(Reuters Health) – The public’s exposure to arsenic, a naturally occurring chem
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 hours ago
(Reuters Health) – The public’s exposure to arsenic, a naturally occurring chemical element linked to cancer and birth defects, declined after U.S. regulators tightened restrictions on the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water, a recent study... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Brain damage from football concussions varies by position and career duration(Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain d
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 hours ago
(Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data from brain... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Baby-gender 'reveal' parties may have a dark side(Reuters Health) - Expectant parents are bringing back the surprise element of
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 hours ago
(Reuters Health) - Expectant parents are bringing back the surprise element of having a baby by learning the results of prenatal ultrasound reports in ever more elaborate "gender-reveal" parties. In front of friends and relatives, they play... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are le
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 hours ago
(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests. Beyond just serving up more fast food and frozen dinners, parents are also more likely to pressure kids... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Female physicians make professional adjustments for home responsibilitiesthese gender differences in pay and professional advancement among physicians,
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
these gender differences in pay and professional advancement among physicians, we have begun to look at home life,” Ly told Reuters Health by email. Ly and colleagues looked at Census Bureau data between 2000-2015 to understand occupation, income,... Read more
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asianage
Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate homethese gender differences in pay and professional advancement among physicians,
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
these gender differences in pay and professional advancement among physicians, we have begun to look at home life,” Ly told Reuters Health by email. Ly and colleagues looked at Census Bureau data between 2000-2015 to understand occupation, income,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Babies learn what words mean before they can use themwords and concepts are more ‘similar’ than others,” Dr Elika Bergelson from Duk
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
words and concepts are more ‘similar’ than others,” Dr Elika Bergelson from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina told Reuters Health by email. “While they still have a lot to learn before they show adult-like or even toddler-like levels of... Read more
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asianage
Brain pathway makes head and face pain very drainingdisorder, and chronic head and face pain directly and robustly affect the patie
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
disorder, and chronic head and face pain directly and robustly affect the patient’s emotional suffering,” Wang told Reuters Health by email. “Therefore, it is important to treat the emotional suffering of chronic pain patients.” Dr. Arne... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Head, facial pain more severe and emotionally draining than body paindisorder, and chronic head and face pain directly and robustly affect the patie
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
disorder, and chronic head and face pain directly and robustly affect the patient’s emotional suffering,” Wang told Reuters Health by email. “Therefore, it is important to treat the emotional suffering of chronic pain patients.” Dr. Arne... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliativ
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 228 residents of three... Read more
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asianage
Babies recognise words even before learning to speak themwho has studied ways to help parents enrich infant language development but who
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
who has studied ways to help parents enrich infant language development but who wasn’t involved in this research, told Reuters Health by email, ”From my standpoint, this work continues to reaffirm the critical importance of early and... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Infants learn what words mean before they can use them, finds studywho has studied ways to help parents enrich infant language development but who
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
who has studied ways to help parents enrich infant language development but who wasn’t involved in this research, told Reuters Health by email, ”From my standpoint, this work continues to reaffirm the critical importance of early and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Substituting methadone for opioids could save billions(Reuters Health) - Policymakers and insurers have been pushing people addicted
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Policymakers and insurers have been pushing people addicted to opioids into abstinence-based detox programs, but a new study concludes that methadone and similar drug-maintenance treatments save lives and money. If the nearly... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Many US schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests. Nationwide, more than 350,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Babies learn what words mean before they can use them(Reuters Health) - Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before t
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking, and researchers are beginning to understand how they do it. "I think it's especially intriguing that we find evidence that for infants, even their... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Cancer survivors often living with PTSD(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress d
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests. Six months after... Read more
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asianage
Radiologists want patients to get test results fastershift is happening where online patient portals are becoming more common, and r
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
shift is happening where online patient portals are becoming more common, and results are being released there,” he told Reuters Health by phone. “Patients want to see their results in a timely fashion, and we may see that embargo period begin to... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Radiologists aim to get patients their test results faster than beforeshift is happening where online patient portals are becoming more common, and r
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
shift is happening where online patient portals are becoming more common, and results are being released there,” he told Reuters Health by phone. “Patients want to see their results in a timely fashion, and we may see that embargo period begin to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Radiologists want patients to get test results faster(Reuters Health) - Patients these days expect to get imaging test results more
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Patients these days expect to get imaging test results more promptly than they did in the past – and radiologists are moving toward making that happen, researchers say. In most medical practices, radiology teams interpret medical... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with f
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests. Researchers examined... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sicknessthe one-page primer online November 14 in JAMA. “It’s important to talk about
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
the one-page primer online November 14 in JAMA. “It’s important to talk about the signs, symptoms and treatment,” she told Reuters Health by phone. Headache, fatigue, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, light-headedness and sleep disturbances that... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Brain pathway makes head and face pain very draining(Reuters Health) - If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
(Reuters Health) - If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain elsewhere, it’s because a special pathway in the brain is heightening our emotions from pain at those sites, according to studies in mice. People usually experience head... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about t
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still get codeine after two common childhood surgeries, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined records for almost... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of early death for older women(Reuters Health) - Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye problem may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t get the operations, a recent U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 74,044 women with... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Lower Medicaid fees linked to scarcer primary care appointments(Reuters Health) - When the fees paid to healthcare providers by Medicaid go up
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
(Reuters Health) - When the fees paid to healthcare providers by Medicaid go up, appointments with primary care doctors suddenly become more available to Medicaid beneficiaries – and the opposite happens when fees go down, according to a recent U.S.... Read more
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asianage
Women may not need to wait to conceive post miscarriage, finds studytrying to get pregnant after experiencing a miscarriage varies significantly,”
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
trying to get pregnant after experiencing a miscarriage varies significantly,” senior study author Digna Velez Edwards told Reuters Health in an email. “Using the ‘Right from the Start’ prospective pregnancy cohort we wanted to further examine this... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Delaying conception after miscarriage not needed, says studytrying to get pregnant after experiencing a miscarriage varies significantly,”
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
trying to get pregnant after experiencing a miscarriage varies significantly,” senior study author Digna Velez Edwards told Reuters Health in an email. “Using the ‘Right from the Start’ prospective pregnancy cohort we wanted to further examine this... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Heart failure patients’ odds of hospitalization tied to diabetes(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don’t also have diabetes – but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their risk by controlling their blood sugar, a recent study... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Cardiac arrest study in young athletes raises heart screening questions(Reuters Health) - Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardi
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardiac arrest might not be worthwhile, a new study suggests. Having your heart stop while playing a sport is very unusual, and fewer than 1 in 5 cases of sudden cardiac... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed an
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests. For the study, researchers examined... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
To grow teen athletes, let kids try lots of sports(Reuters Health) - The best way to get teens to play sports may be to let them
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
(Reuters Health) - The best way to get teens to play sports may be to let them sample a variety of different athletic pursuits earlier in childhood, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers followed 756 kids starting when they were 10 or 11 years old,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Treating modestly high blood pressure may not boost survival odds(Reuters Health) - Below a certain starting threshold, using medication to redu
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Below a certain starting threshold, using medication to reduce blood pressure in otherwise healthy people doesn’t provide a clear survival benefit for most, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 74 previously... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Immigrant workers in US have tripled risk for heat-related death(Reuters Health) - Compared to U.S. citizens, immigrants have more than three t
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Compared to U.S. citizens, immigrants have more than three times the risk of dying from heat-related illness - with the majority of deaths occurring in just three states, according to a recent study. The risk is greatest among... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Poor children benefit when parents have access to healthcare(Reuters Health) - Low-income children in the U.S. whose parents qualified for
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Low-income children in the U.S. whose parents qualified for Medicaid were more likely to receive preventive care, regardless of their own insurance coverage, a new study finds. Researchers called the finding “an important... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Variety of nuts tied to lower risk of heart disease(Reuters Health) - People who regularly eat a variety of nuts including walnuts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
(Reuters Health) - People who regularly eat a variety of nuts including walnuts, peanuts and tree nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than individuals who rarely or never eat nuts, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined information... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sex rarely makes heart stop beating(Reuters Health) - Most people who worry that having sex might stop their heart
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Most people who worry that having sex might stop their heart can probably just relax and enjoy themselves, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 4,557 adults who died from a sudden cardiac arrest, which is essentially... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Time limit for stroke treatment may be longer in selected patients(Reuters Health) - Removing a stroke-causing clot from a large blood vessel in
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Removing a stroke-causing clot from a large blood vessel in the brain can improve outcomes in some patients, even when extraction occurs 6 to 24 hours after symptoms develop, according to results of a large new test of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Obesity tied to serious complications after knee injuries(Reuters Health) - Knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese peopl
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese people, and these patients are more likely than normal-weight individuals to develop blood vessel damage that can lead to amputations, a recent study suggests. Knee... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Young people with disabilities more likely to be arrested(Reuters Health) - More than half of blacks in the U.S. with disabilities will
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
(Reuters Health) - More than half of blacks in the U.S. with disabilities will be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s, a new study finds. In general, people with mental or physical disabilities were 13 percent more likely to be arrested... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Psoriasis tied to higher risk of serious liver disease(Reuters Health) - People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis an
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests. These inflammatory disorders are often treated with... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Too many HIV-positive youth in US do not notify past partners(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don’t n
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don’t notify sex or drug-use partners about potential HIV exposure - despite medical professionals and others urging them to do so, a study of teens and young adults... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low b
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low back pain or may reduce the intensity of back pain they do experience, a research review suggests. Compared to people who didn’t exercise, those who did were 33 percent... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Heart valve replacement success may depend on age, valve type(Reuters Health) - People who need a heart valve replaced often face a dilemma:
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
(Reuters Health) - People who need a heart valve replaced often face a dilemma: should they have a mechanical valve made of graphite or a biological valve derived from a cow or pig? A new study suggests the answer depends on the age of the patient... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
IUDs linked to lower risk of cervical cancer(Reuters Health) - Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 16... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Workplace mental health training could cut sick leave costs(Reuters Health) - A four-hour mental health training program for managers coul
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
(Reuters Health) - A four-hour mental health training program for managers could yield fewer employee sick days and a roughly 10-to-1 return on investment, a study in Australia suggests. “Across the developed world, mental health has taken over as... Read more
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FOX News
Cutting back on alcohol can prevent cancers, experts claimestrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO's prevention committee who is t
FOX News / Posted 16 days ago
estrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO's prevention committee who is the lead author of the position paper, told Reuters Health that "pink washing," or exploiting the color pink to show a commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer,... Read more
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FOX News
Cutting back on alcohol can prevent cancers, experts claimestrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO's prevention committee who is t
FOX News / Posted 16 days ago
estrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO's prevention committee who is the lead author of the position paper, told Reuters Health that "pink washing," or exploiting the color pink to show a commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer,... Read more
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asianage
High alcohol intake linked to several types of cancer, says studyestrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO’s prevention committee who is t
asianage / Posted 16 days ago
estrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO’s prevention committee who is the lead author of the position paper, told Reuters Health that “pink washing,” or exploiting the color pink to show a commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer,... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Reducing alcohol intake can prevent cancers, say expertsestrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO’s prevention committee who is t
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
estrogen. Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO’s prevention committee who is the lead author of the position paper, told Reuters Health that “pink washing,” or exploiting the color pink to show a commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Parental exposure to hazardous agents tied to eye tumors in offspring(Reuters Health) - Parents’ exposure to chemicals at work might be linked to ey
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Parents’ exposure to chemicals at work might be linked to eye cancer in their children, a report from some of the world’s leading childhood cancer experts suggests. The cancer is called retinoblastoma, because it starts in the... Read more
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