It’s taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia. About 56 000 strokes occur in Australia annually at an estimated economic cost of $5 billion per year; in regional Australia strokes occur at a rate of 250 per […]

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Women who take the Pill have a smaller hypothalamus in the brain

Women who take the Pill each day have an ‘essential’ brain region which is 6% SMALLER, scientists discover The hypothalamus is crucial for the normal production of hormones The small region plays a role in mood, appetite, sex drive and sleep This is the first time changes to its size have been found in women using the Pill   Early research […]

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Is LASIK Surgery Safe? A Former FDA Adviser Raises Doubts—But Here's What Eye Docs Have to Say

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision, but a retired adviser who was on the FDA committee that approved the procedure in 1996 is calling for it to be banned. According to Morris Waxler, PhD, LASIK has left many people with bad vision, and even driven some to suicide. “Essentially we ignored the data on […]

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Study: Children with intellectual disability have less access to healthcare than children with autism

A study completed by researchers at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has found that children with Intellectual Disability (ID) have less access to medical care than children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The investigation was led by Kelly Haller, a second-year medical student. Haller, from Strongsville, Ohio, has always been highly interested in behavioral pediatrics. This led […]

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Almost half of Americans have been sleepy behind the wheel

(HealthDay)—Nearly half of American adults admit that they’ve fought to stay awake while driving, a new survey finds. Of the more than 2,000 respondents, 45% said they’d struggled to remain awake while behind the wheel, while 48% said they’d never driven drowsy, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) survey conducted in September. Each year in the United […]

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Watch Out, Young Moms: Your Kids Are More Likely to Have ADHD

We hear plenty about the risks of becoming a mother when you’re older (even though recent studies have shown that older parents have better-behaved children, so there’s that!). But yesterday, a new study conducted by the University of South Australia, which was published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, explains how younger moms are more likely to have kids with ADHD — especially […]

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National poll: Half of parents have declined kids’ play date invites

The new school year often leads to playdate invitations, sometimes between families who don’t know each other. But parents don’t always agree to such invites, with nearly half in a new national poll saying they have declined a playdate because they didn’t feel comfortable leaving their child in the other parent’s care. Parents’ top concerns about playdates include children being […]

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Next Steps? Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon Are Being Pressured to Have Kids

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are looking forward to having kids one day — but they’re being pressured to start a family now. “The grandmas ask the most,” the Bachelorette alum, 30, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Jexi L.A. red carpet screening earlier this month. “They just want babies ASAP.” He went on to add that his wife, 31, […]

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American Airlines passengers may have been exposed to hepatitis A

(HealthDay)—Passengers on several American Airline flights in the United States may have been exposed to hepatitis A by a flight attendant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC said the flight attendant had diarrhea on several flights during the period in which he was considered infectious, so it is investigating and notifying passengers who may have […]

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'I had to have chemotherapy after catching a flesh-eating disease in the Amazon'

Phillippa Stewart took on the challenge of a lifetime when she began a three month, world-first kayaking journey down an Amazonian river. But things took a turn for the worse when she contracted a deadly, flesh-eating parasite along the way. Now, Philippa wants to raise awareness about leishmaniasis and the fact 1 billion of the world’s poorest people are at […]

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