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Experts say sharing popcorn can leave you with a nasty surprise

The perils of sharing popcorn (and earphones, lip salve and even the sofa)! How bacteria, fungi and viruses can give you a very nasty surprise They say sharing is caring, but sometimes you’re better off not — towels, toiletries and toothbrushes can carry bacteria, viruses and fungi that can spread between people. ‘In general, it […]

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Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia

Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia: Study debunks belief that being highly educated makes the brain more resilient against the memory-robbing disorder The University of California findings fly in the face of previous research  Instead, education up to the age of 20 is the decisive factor, experts say Scientists studied more than […]

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Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 — Universal vaccination against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) at college entry does not appear to be cost-effective, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Ira L. Leeds, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues estimated the costs and benefits of […]

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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 […]