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Monday, May 2, 2016

Health

The emergency room at one New Jersey hospital is trying to avoid giving out potentially addictive prescription drugs.

4 hours 6 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
The emergency room at one New Jersey hospital is trying to avoid giving out potentially addictive prescription drugs

Zika Virus Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg'

Yesterday - MSNBC Health
The explosion of birth defects linked to the Zika virus may be just the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday. But they have some good news, too by Maggie Fox

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

2 days ago - Health
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in a swampy region in central New York were 25 percent... by Health Editor

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

2 days ago - Health
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme poverty who had asthma and ADHD were nearly twice as lik... by Health Editor

‘Wandering’ a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

2 days ago - Health
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent. Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wandering behaviors. “Wandering places children with autism spectrum disorders at risk of ser... by Health Editor

Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

2 days ago - Health
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says. The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen all children for autism during well-child visits when children are 18 months and 2... by Health Editor

Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

2 days ago - Health
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children of gay fathers are as well-adjusted as kids of heterosexual parents, a new survey finds. Roughly 31,000 male couples are raising children in the United States, and little is known about the well-being of those kids, the researchers said. “Because stigma continues to interfere with the efforts... by Health Editor

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

2 days ago - Health
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests. “Students who are victimized are more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors towards others,” said study principal investigator Alexandra Hua, fro... by Health Editor

Feds Investigating Dole After Deadly Listeria Outbreak

3 days ago - MSNBC Health
Dole Food Co Inc said the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products by Reuters

Seniors’ Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

3 days ago - Health
FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests. The Dutch study can’t prove cause-and-effect, and certainly not every depressed senior is headed for dementia. But experts said the findings are intriguing. “More research is needed, but the... by Health Editor

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