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Childhood Obesity Linked With Antibiotic Use In Infants Under 6 Months Old

New research, by experts at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, suggests that exposing babies to antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood...

Girls Who Have ADHD As Kids Are More Likely To Attempt Suicide As Adults

According to a study published online in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, girls are considerably more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults if they have attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...

Using Backpacks Correctly Can Reduce Chance Of Aches As Adults

With the start of school looming, parents should be aware of the dangers and preventable steps of poorly used or overloaded backpacks, according to physical therapists at Quentin Mease Community Hospital. They highlight that preventing pain now can help reduce kids' chances of developing neck, shoulder or back pain as adults...

West Nile Cases Increase After A 10 Year Lull

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more cases of the West Nile virus in 2012 than any year, making it the worst West Nile virus outbreak since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. Nearly 700 cases of the virus have been reported across the country as of August 14, including 26 deaths. Dr. George DiFerdinando Jr...

What Is Deafness? What Is Hearing Loss?

Hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss refers to the inability to hear things, either totally or partially. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe or profound. A patient with mild hearing impairment may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around, while those with moderate deafness may need a hearing aid...

Obesity May Speed Up Mental Decline

Combined with high blood pressure and other metabolic factors, people who are obese in middle age may experience a more rapid decline in cognitive skills like thinking and memory. These are the findings of a new study published online in the journal Neurology on Tuesday...

Common Antifungal Drug Shrinks Tumors

An approved generic drug that has been in use for decades is showing promise as a treatment for cancer: in trials on mice it shrank tumors by disrupting their blood supply. Thiabendazole is a generic, FDA-approved, inexpensive antifungal and antihelmintic drug that can be taken orally and has been in clincal use for over 40 years. The drug is not currrently used to treat cancer...

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