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    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores

    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores
    CHICAGO – Children on medicine for attention deficit disorder scored higher on academic tests than their unmedicated peers in the first large, long-term study suggesting this kind of benefit from the widely used drugs. The nationally representative study involved nearly 600 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder followed from kindergarten through fifth grade. Children's scores on several standardized math and reading ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Helps Track Swine Flu, Twitter Catches Criticism

    Google Helps Track Swine Flu, Twitter Catches Criticism
    'The swine flu pandemic has showcased some websites strength and others weakness.' - Google's CEO Eric Schmidt once called Twitter a "poor man's email."  While such an aspersion is obviously questionable in nature, it might seem true for once, as the usually successful Twitter has come under fire for the its use during the swine flu outbreak, all while one of ...
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    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse

    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse
    CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using the term "shaken baby syndrome" in favor of something more scientific. The nation's largest pediatricians' group recommends "abusive head trauma," calling it a more comprehensive diagnosis for brain, skull and spinal injuries associated with shaking and other head injuries inflicted on infants. The academy says the new diagnostic term ...
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    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox

    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox
    WASHINGTON – Health officials warned doctors and patients Thursday about potentially deadly risks of using the anti-wrinkle drug Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses to treat certain types of muscle spasms. The Food and Drug Administration said Botox and two other injections carry risks of rare botulism symptoms, particularly when given to children to help relax uncontrollable muscle movements. While ...
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    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins
    MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder's babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported. "I'm so excited," Reinfelder said after the twins were born. "I couldn't sleep at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    British Couple Has 'Black-And-White Twins' Twice

    A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds — twice — by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white. Dean Durrant's newborn daughter Miya has dark skin like him. Twin sister Leah has fair skin like her blue-eyed, red-haired mother, Alison Spooner. Their older siblings Lauren and Hayleigh, born in 2001, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospital Patients Getting Drunk on Gels

    Hospital Patients Getting Drunk on Gels
    LICHFIELD, England - Some patients in British hospitals have been using alcohol hand gels to get intoxicated, the National Health Service says. The health agency has issued an official patient safety alert to hospitals and clinics throughout Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday. The gels have been used in patient care for more than four years. Reported thefts of the alcohol ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association

    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association
    Jan. 6--An early Christmas gift of $1,000 brightened spirits at the office of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. An envelope containing 10 new $100 bills came in the mail on Dec. 18, development director Jan Sullivan Dockter said. Mystery and excitement have surrounded the gift. Virginia Horner, administrative assistant, opened the hand-addressed envelope and found a note that read: ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby

    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby
    CARBONEAR, Newfoundland, Jan. 8 - A Newfoundland woman who went to a hospital complaining of kidney pain was shocked when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy soon after. Juanita Stead, 36, was at a New Year's Eve party when the pain started and escalated to the point where her husband, Terry, took her to the hospital in the eastern ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k

    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k
    NEW YORK – In 2005, a rebellious and sporadically employed Israeli man flew to New York to give up a kidney to save an American businessman. For that, he says he was paid $20,000, which appeared in a brown envelope on his hospital bed after the operation. That payoff would be illegal. But the kidney donor, 39-year-old Nick Rosen of Tel ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk

    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk
    What doctors recommend to prevent sudden infant death syndrome is not always depicted in women's magazines, U.S. researchers found. SIDS researchers Dr. Rachel Moon, a pediatrician, and Brandi Joyner at Children's National Medical Center in Washington analyzed pictures of sleeping infants in 24 magazines with wide circulation among 20- to 40-year-old women. The researchers evaluated pictures -- including articles and advertisements ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers

    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers
    Doctors and nurses need their fruits and vegetables, too. A new farmers market opened last week to serve health care workers, medical students and visitors at the Washington University School of Medicine campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the Central West End. The school's Wellness Council came up with the idea, knowing that health care workers and students work long hours and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers

    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers
    When Matthew Jones decided to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Michigan father of five had no idea he'd be starting a lifesaving, "pay it forward" chain. His kidney donation to a Phoenix woman in 2007 set off a long-running organ swap that resulted in 10 sick people getting new kidneys over a year. It hasn't ended yet. This chain ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying

    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying
    Doctors in Oxford, England, say they kept a woman's body alive for two days after her death to allow her to give birth. The Daily Mail said Monday despite the fact professional ice skater Jayne Soliman was declared brain dead last week, doctors were able to keep her body alive long enough to deliver her unborn child via Cesarean section. David ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Twins Joined at Head Successfully Separated

    Twins Joined at Head Successfully Separated
    MELBOURNE, Australia — A team of 16 surgeons and nurses successfully concluded 25 hours of delicate surgery Tuesday to separate twin Bangladeshi girls who had been joined at their heads, sharing blood vessels and brain tissue. It is too early to know whether the two-year-old girls, Trishna and Krishna, suffered any brain damage during the marathon operation — an outcome doctors ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Insemination Fight Ends in Wife's Arrest

    PITTSFIELD — A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations in Central Berkshire ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue

    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
    Toddler Dafi Evans owes his life to nothing more than a blob of glue. Using a revolutionary technique hours after his birth, doctors used Histoacryl - similar to superglue - to plug a leak in his brain that would otherwise have killed him in a few days. He was suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, in which missing capillaries between arteries ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins
    MADRID – She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery

    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery. The twins were joined at the chest, and the separation process involved their livers and other tissue. Doctors have said the girls have a good chance at survival because they have separate hearts and shared no major blood ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick

    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick
    AUBURN -- The safe return of Nick, a 16-year-old blind and deaf dog named after St. Nicholas, is being heralded by its owners as a Christmas miracle. Owners Brian and Debra Hill say Nick, who is half teacup poodle and half Westie, wandered off Dec. 5 during a routine trip outside to answer nature's calling. When the shaggy gray canine hadn't ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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