Month: December 2019

[embedded content] Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make radiologists obsolete. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen in my 30-plus years studying medicine
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Pregnant women exposed to persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, had slightly smaller fetuses than women who haven’t been exposed to these chemicals, according to an analysis of ultrasound scans by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The researchers also found that the women in their study had lower levels of POPs
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Photo: iStockphoto Making your family better, stronger, more harmonious may not require a complete overhaul, but rather a few strategic tweaks. Here’s a roundup of the resolutions you and your family should make now to ensure a fabulous 2019! 1. Hold family meetings. Give everyone in the family—including the kids—an opportunity to be heard. Provide the
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Share the love: All parents want their kids to succeed. When you provide for your children, it is important to not only meet their living needs, but also their needs for the future. Your children will be entering a competitive
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Identical twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience large differences in symptom severity even though they share the same DNA, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that identifying the causes of this variability may inform the treatment of ASD-related symptoms. The study was conducted by John
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Teens with more equitable gender attitudes have lower odds of reporting violent behaviors Teens with more equitable gender attitudes have lower odds of reporting violent behaviors Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared
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My Child Has Type 1 Diabetes: Now What? What is type 1 diabetes?  Type 1 diabetes is an illness that influences the way your kid’s body insulin and the utilization of glucose (sugar). As a rule, when the glucose level ascents, the pancreas creates more insulin. Insulin gets sugar out of the blood so it
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Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children The proportion of high-strength painkiller poisonings among children which result in emergency hospital admissions has increased, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology. A study involving more than 200,000 US pediatric cases of pain-relief
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Laila: The Next Season Laila: The Next Season St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient Laila Anderson inspired us all in her battle against a rare disease. As her fight continues, her story is being told like never before in this 30-minute documentary that recounts her difficult diagnosis, challenging treatment and inspiring recovery – all of which became
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Routine cardiac stress test turns into lifesaving gift Routine cardiac stress test turns into lifesaving gift. Erika Hosey, a cardiovascular technician at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, ended the year by giving a life-changing gift to a patient in need. While performing a routine cardiac stress test, she drummed up a conversation. She learned that
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2,500 vaping-related hospitalizations in the US 2,500 vaping-related hospitalizations in the US Over the past few months, there was a sudden surge of patients presenting with mysterious lung disease, e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), which was tied to e-cigarette use. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 2,500
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