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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Poor and minority patients are more likely to have cancer detected via emergency room visit

Medicare patients from lower socioeconomic groups and several ethnic minority groups were more likely than their wealthier, whiter peers to be diagnosed with cancer following an emergency room visit, according to results of a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 20-23. Although […]

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Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters

Vegetarians have a 20% higher risk of suffering a stroke than meat eaters ‘because they miss out on key vitamins’ Researchers at Oxford University tracked nearly 50,000 people for 18 years They believe low intake of the vitamins in meat may cause the additional risk This is equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years  […]

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Janet Jackson Reveals She Doesn't Have Nanny for 2-Year-Old Son Eissa

On her own! Janet Jackson has never had a nanny to help care for her 2-year-old son, Eissa, since his 2017 arrival. “It is hard being a working mother,” the singer, 53, told Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine on Saturday, August 10. “I don’t have a nanny, I do it all myself. Of course, when I’m working someone watches him, but […]

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