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NIH-Funded Study Shows Children Recycle Brain Regions When Acquiring New Skills

During development the brain can repurpose parts when learning to recognize faces and to read. Sample images used for testing brain responses in children. To understand how t...
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Contact Events in Rugby Union Linked to Reduced Blood Flow to The Brain, Impacting Brain Function

Repetitive contact events incurred over a single season resulted in professional rugby union players having a reduced ability to regulate blood flow to the brain, which is ess...
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Antacids May Improve Blood Sugar Control In People With Diabetes

Antacids improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes but had no effect on reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, according to a new meta-analysis pu...
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Survivors Of Trauma Struggle To Move On From The Loss Of Loved Ones

Among individuals who survive a trauma that resulted in the loss of a close friend or loved one, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can predict complicated grief – a s...
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Healthy Diet Before And During Pregnancy Linked To Lower Risk Of Complications, Nih Study Suggests

A healthy diet around the time of conception through the second trimester may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy complications, suggests a study by researchers at the...
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Study Links Sleep Apnea In Children To Increased Risk Of High Blood Pressure In Teen Years

Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apn...
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People Who Manage Their Asthma Can Improve Their Chances Against Covid-19

To avoid severe COVID-19 outcomes, people with asthma should stay on top of the condition with control medication, a new USC study finds. Individuals with well-controlled as...
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Tips for Families: Supporting Children With Speech and Language Disorders as They Return to In-Person School

With students across the country preparing to return to in-person school, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is providing advice for parents and caregiver...
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First Long COVID Guidance Statement on Fatigue Released By American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) released the first in a series of peer-reviewed guidance statements to help physicians make clinical decisions con...
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New AAD Survey: Only a Third of Americans are Concerned about Skin Cancer Despite Nearly 70% Having at Least One Risk Factor

An American Academy of Dermatology survey shows that despite skin cancer being the most common cancer in the U.S., only about one-third of adults are concerned about developin...
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Pediatrician Provides 5 Tips to Keep Kids to Safe and Healthy this Summer

Wear A Helmet! When biking, skating, or riding a scooter, make sure your kids are always wearing a helmet. Helmets can help absorb and cushion blows to the head and reduce th...
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ASHA Partners With Language Development Expert on New Children’s Book

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) announced the release of its third children’s book, An Alphabet Pet Parade in Topsy-Turvy Town, Population 26. Written ...
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Valvular Heart Disease: The Underestimated Risk Of A Common Disease

Hitherto, the development of valvular heart disease in patients with chronic heart failure has been underestimated and rarely treated. This is the finding of a study conducted...
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Scientists Discover A New Genetic Form Of ALS In Children

In a study of 11 medical-mystery patients, an international team of researchers led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and the Uniformed Services University (U...
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Antidepressants May Improve Outcomes In People With Diabetes And Depression

People with diabetes and depression who take antidepressants may have a lower risk of death and of serious diabetes complications, according to a new study published in the En...
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‘Ghosted’ Long COVID Patients Validated by America’s Top Physicians in New Book

Doctors reveal the truth behind the terrible post-COVID epidemic now striking millions of parents and children Award-winning medical journalist Michael Bowker interviews phy...
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About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more s...
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Study Links Structural Brain Changes To Behavioral Problems In Children Who Snore

A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain’s frontal lobe. ...
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NIH Launches Clinical Trial Of Universal Influenza Vaccine Candidate

A first-in-human, Phase 1 trial assessing the safety and immunogenicity of an investigational nanoparticle influenza vaccine designed to provide long-lasting protection agains...
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How to Check Your Nails for Melanoma

When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin. However, board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatolo...
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Important Updates to the 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Issued by American Diabetes Association Experts

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) issued important updates to the 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards of Care), in annotations as the Living Standards...
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San Diego Physician Awarded Institute's 2021 Doris A. Howell Award

A palliative care physician, educator, and leader whose work has helped to expand access to pediatric palliative care for seriously ill children across the San Diego region ha...
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Guest Editorial: Healthcare Needs Increasing but Hesitancy Persists

Wearing masks, washing hands regularly, using hand sanitizers and staying home more helped to control the spread of Covid. These measures also kept people from spreading and c...
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Exploring ‘Exercise as Medicine’

If being sedentary is the new smoking, then UCI’s nascent Exercise as Medicine class is the modern equivalent of the old surgeon general’s warning on cigarette packs. Taught...
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Volunteers of America Provides Free Online Help for Frontline Workers Suffering Trauma and Burnout During COVID-19

Volunteers of America is one of the oldest charities in the nation, celebrating 125 years this year. It has almost 16,000 employees across the country including nurses, health...
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