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Children dying from polio-like illness; parents accuse CDC of downplaying severity
Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition.

Treatment for kids with concussion continues to evolve, new report finds
The American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated report on treating sports-related concussions this week.

Move more, sit less – great advice, but how can we make time for exercise?
The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have just been released, and here is the bottom line: Just move. Bike, walk, run or lift weights. It all counts toward your weekly exercise quota.

Healthy eating can keep blood sugar under control
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the most recent statics from The American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans,

This Smartphone App Can Identify Heart Attacks
A novel smartphone app can help determine if you are having the most serious and deadliest form of heart attack.

7 stories for World Antibiotic Awareness Week
In conjunction with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, WHO published new data showing that antibiotic consumption rates differ extensively among countries: Some use too many, and others do not have sufficient access to them.World Antibiotic Awareness Week was …

Fish oil in the news again: but is it snake oil?
New study on fish oil benefits has some foibles, the least of which is it's not fish oil

Pregnant women favor urine testing for tobacco cessation; clinicians express concern
Up to one-third of female smokers with Medicaid deny tobacco use during pregnancy. A new study finds that, despite reservations, low-income patients have a favorable view of using urine testing, with consent, to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy.

Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time
A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents.

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults
British Prime Minister Theresa May has type 1 diabetes, but was mistakenly diagnosed with type 2 when in her 50s.

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Buffalo
The first medical marijuana dispensary in Buffalo has opened its doors.

Researchers discover why being overweight can lead to depression
Having genetic variants linked to high BMI can lead to mental health issues, study finds

Cancer now leading cause of death in many US counties
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reporte…

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