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Does the Emperor Have Clothes?

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Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists caution

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Child Safety or Parental Duty: Virginia Tech Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

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Don’t Leave Baby Boomers Behind When Designing Wearable Technology

Accounting for age-related cognitive and physical challenges can increase adoption rates for older users who need help managing their health.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Veterans, Emergency Responders, Healthcare Professionals, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Veterans Crisis Line, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Depression

Six Facts About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June is National PTSD Awareness Month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is bringing awareness to this disorder with six facts you should know about PTSD.

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Gi Tract, Parkinson's Disease, Norovirus, Upper GI, Chronic Infection, Protein, Animal Studies

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Paul S. Viviano, President and CEO, Urges Americans to Reject the Proposed Senate Health Care Bill and Support Medicaid for Children and Families

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American children and families.

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Heavy-Drinking Mothers Linked to Their Child’s Path Toward the Justice System

This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead to many negative outcomes across an individual’s life span. Such outcomes can include repeated contact with the justice system, social disadvantages and marginalization, and mental-health and substance-use issues.

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Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Benefits Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. • There was a slightly faster decline in kidney function in the intensive group, but no increase in rates of kidney failure or serious adverse events.







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