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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ITALO BROWN (NEW YORK) — Sending a child off to college is an immense accomplishment for parents, who can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But teens on campus find a vastly different view of what a college environment is like, including its demands and challenges. A new study supports this, finding that […]

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN (NEW YORK) — An expert panel has recommended against routine blood screening for prostate cancer, in a report published Wednesday in The BMJ. The panel, composed of general practitioners, urologists, methodologists and patients, cited five clinical trials which evaluated the use of a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in screening […]

@CDCgov/Twitter(ATLANTA) — Another 30 people have been reported sick from Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal, bringing the total to 130 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Both the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reminding people not to purchase or consume the cereal that has been […]

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ITALO M. BROWN (NEW YORK) — It’s a common fear for parents whose children may get hurt while playing sports. What should they do when their child takes a hit to the head, on the field or even on the playground? Luckily, there are new guidelines by a workgroup from the Centers for […]

Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Stanford(STANFORD, Calif.) — A California nurse just discovered that she’d actually met a new coworker before — 28 years ago. Vilma Wong, who’d been working at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for more than 32 years, met Brandon Seminatore, 28, in August. Seminatore, a second-year pediatric resident completing a child neurology […]

By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez Elena Peremet/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become more common in children over the past twenty years, according to a new study. The prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children and adolescents has increased from 6.1 percent in 1997 to 10.2 percent in 2016, the study […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible to protect their developing heads, necks and spines in the event of a crash, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Parents are now advised to keep their children’s car seats in the rear-facing position for as […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bees can become addicted to pesticide-laced foods the same way that humans become hooked on nicotine, according to a new study. Agricultural pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids — a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine — have long been believed to be detrimental to bee populations, affecting their ability to reproduce, limiting […]

Courtesy Dawn Muhammad (NEW YORK) — After being told she was too overweight to donate a lifesaving kidney to her father, a Georgia woman lost more than 55 pounds in order to save the life of her “superhero” dad. “He is my superhero. He is the man I have looked up to all my life,” […]

iStock/Thinkstock(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) — Multiple inmates and employees at an Ohio state prison received an overdose-reversal drug Wednesday morning after being exposed to an unknown substance, authorities said. A total of 24 people at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe — including officers, nurses and inmates – were exposed and then transported to the nearby Adena […]

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