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Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D. O’Leary, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues examined the correlation between […]

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Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — Prenatal exposure to most medications affecting neurotransmitter systems is not associated with estimates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in JAMA Psychiatry. Magdalena Janecka, Ph.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues conducted a […]

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Black, low-income women may not report barriers to care

(HealthDay)—Black women, women living in poverty, and those with higher levels of distrust are less likely to report barriers to timely screening mammography, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Cancer. Sage J. Kim, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and colleagues used data from the Patient Navigation in Medically Underserved […]

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Primary care doctors ‘not doing enough’ to curb STDs

Julie Lopez, 21, has been tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases since she was a teenager. But when Lopez first asked her primary care doctor about screening, he reacted with surprise, she said. “He said people don’t usually ask. But I did,” said Lopez, a college student in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s really important.” Lopez usually […]

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Intensive care survival not linked to calorie intake

Increasing the calorie intake for an intensive care patient does not improve their chances of survival, according to a new Australian study. Presented on Monday afternoon at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Paris, the study involved almost 4000 patients across 46 intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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‘Terrorism does not terrorize’ claims new study

A major review of over 400 research articles studying the association between acts of terrorism and mental health has reached the significant conclusion that ‘terrorism isn’t terrorising’ – at least not in a way that causes increases in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) greater than would be expected from any other distressing event. The findings, released […]