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At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. "School nursing is one of the most effective ways to keep children healthy and in school and to prevent chronic absenteeism," Dr. Breena Welch Holmes, a lead author of the policy statement and chair of the AAP Council...

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Could 'Star Trek'-Like 'Tricorder' for Health Be Near?

"Beam us up, Scotty!" U.S. researchers say they've developed a small, wearable health monitor they're likening to the "Star Trek" tricorder. The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochemical and electrical signals in the human body. It then communicates all that wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or smartwatch, said a team...

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Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease

Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests. "These were people with highly lethal metastatic cancers that had progressed after at least one prior line of chemotherapy; their life expectancy was approximately...

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Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

Many young female cancer survivors say they don't receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds. These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want to have children but are not yet ready to start a family, they may be able to freeze their eggs or embryos after treatment, researchers...

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Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth

Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows. People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported therapy contains corrosive ingredients that can destroy the skin's top layer while cancer continues to...

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Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most

Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests. "Neighborhoods are clearly important in shaping what all of us eat, no matter how educated we are," said researcher Thomas Burgoine, a fellow at the University of Cambridge. "But this effect appears to be much...

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Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report. In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to society and live independently, a study of nearly 200 adults in Canada has found. Still, researchers found...

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Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests. Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- varied between doctor's visits showed more rapid mental deterioration and loss of verbal memory than those whose blood pressure...

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Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows. Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said. British researchers looked at data from more than 1,600 children, aged 4 to 18. They found that the risk of overweight or obesity was no...

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Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

Stool transplants helped ease debilitating symptoms and heal the colons of tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis patients, new research shows. Australian scientists said the findings could pave the way for such transplants to be used on a more widespread basis. Transferring fecal matter from healthy donors into these patients alters the composition of...

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The DEA’s “Take-Back” initiative is one of four strategies under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion […]

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Can the U.S. Win the War On Opioids?

Remember the “War on Drugs”? This may conjure images of Mexican drug lords, packages of smuggled cocaine, or clandestine DEA agents. But now we all know that the real bandit is found right in our own home — in our bathroom medicine cabinets. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 44 people in the […]

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