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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Failure to publish trial results exposes patients to risks without providing benefits

Although the publication of results of clinical trials carried out in the USA within 12 months of their completion has been mandatory since 2007,…
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Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?

Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). New research…
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Diluted apple juice, preferred fluids for treating mild gastroenteritis in kids

Children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration experienced fewer treatment failures such as IV rehydration or hospitalization when offered half-strength apple juice followed by…
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Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies

Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth. Those preemies whose daily diets…
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Inadequate financial savings tied to increased childhood health risks

The connection between a family’s income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of…
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One-third of autistic children likely to wander, disappear

More than one-third of children with autism spectrum disorders have wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according to new…
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Concerns raised with products marketed as ‘first finger foods’

New research found many products marketed as ‘first finger foods’ for babies failed to meet American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that they be small,…
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Teen tobacco users commonly report light smoking

New research reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don’t light up every day, and many smoke only a…
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Children are diagnosed with autism at younger ages since push for universal screening

Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that all children be screened for…
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Exposure to tobacco smoke in the home increases childhood illnesses, health care demand

Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor’s office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to…
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Aerial spraying to combat mosquitoes linked to increased risk of autism in children

New research suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among…
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Alcohol brand placement on TV linked with teens’ brand preferences and drinking behaviors

While tobacco companies have not been allowed to buy product placement in television shows since 2000, alcohol brands continue to self-regulate their marketing in…
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