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Mayo Clinic Minute: How much sleep do kids need?

As kids across the country head back into the classroom, now is the time to start easing them back into a normal sleep schedule. How much sleep kids need to maximize their learning potential depends partially on their age. But the key to getting them on a regular schedule may have more to do with […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Artificial intelligence in health care

When you hear the term artificial intelligence (AI) you may think of robots replacing humans. AI is defined as a computer system that can do tasks that humans require intelligence to do. It could be as simple as a computer learning to play chess or as complex as a driverless car. In the world of health care […]

Cell Banking for Future Autologous Cell Therapies Seems Pointless

12 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

I'll start here by pointing out the most useful application for cryopreservation of cells and tissues: it greatly reduces the cost of logistics in transplant medicine. When you need to coordinate people and cells and places on timescales...Show More Summary

Becton Dickinson blood tubes not linked to inaccurate lead results: FDA

12 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Blood collection tubes made by Becton Dickinson & Co that were used in conjunction with Magellan Diagnostics' lead-testing devices were not linked to the cause of inaccurate results of lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.

5 Lessons I Learned Battling Lower-Back Pain

I've had nagging pain before: a toothache, a side stitch, ridiculously sore quads that felt like boulders. But I didn't know the true meaning of "nagging pain" until I hurt my back earlier this year. As one of the 31 million Americans...Show More Summary

Parents of Type 1s Know Best: What They Wish They Knew Before Sending Their Child off to School

Having a child with type 1 diabetes is a 24/7 job. You are constantly trying to control their blood sugar numbers without controlling their lives. Keeping them happy, while you deal with the brunt of the disease is the name of the game. You will do whatever it takes. When it’s time for your child […]

Female mouse embryos actively remove male reproductive systems

A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to new research. The discovery changes the long-standing belief that an embryo will automatically become female unless androgens, or male hormones, in the embryo make it male.

These Wheat-Free Pancakes Are Perfect For a Low-Carb Brunch

13 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Controlling cravings when you've cut carbs or gluten can be especially hard when it comes to breakfast or brunch. Between baskets of muffins and stacks of pancakes, there's often enough on the table to make your dietary restrictionsShow More Summary

10 Ways to Be a Better Parent Today

13 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

If one of your resolutions this year is to be a better parent, here are 10 things that will put you on that path. Following these tips can help lead you to happier, healthier and less stressful parenting. 1. Embrace being a “good enough” parent. It’s the natural curse of being a parent, wanting to... Read More »

Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

13 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clea...

Pizza and crisps makers urged to reduce fat to tackle childhood obesity

Public Health England widens focus from cutting sugar as children are copying adults in consuming too many calories per day Public health bosses are urging food manufacturers to make chips, pizzas, crisps and burgers healthier, opening a second front in efforts to tackle childhood obesity. Show More Summary

In Honor of Birth Trauma Awareness Week I am offering a Negative Birth Group Clearing

I love doing group clearings. It is a way to help a lot of people all at once! When I was preparing to teach my Clearing Negative Birth Experiences Class (Which you can listen to here.)  I realized... Read More

Reduced Kidney Function Linked to an Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Infections

In a new study, individuals with poor kidney function had an increased risk of developing community-acquired infections. The relative proportion of lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sepsis became increasingly higher as kidney function decreased.

What's the Best Strategy to Increase Living Kidney Donation?

There are very few high quality studies on strategies to increase living kidney donation. From the limited data available, educational interventions directed at potential recipients and their social networks are the most promising.

Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients

As politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients. Researchers at Penn Medicine showed that patients who received support...Show More Summary

Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Embargoed AJPH Research on Trump Voters and Life Expectancy, Premature Death Among White Americans, Urban/Rural Firearm Suicide Disparities, Tobacco in Rural America

In this month's release, find new embargoed research on the life expectancy of Trump voters, premature death among white Americans, rural tobacco and firearm suicide prevalence

The Laws of Attraction: Pheromones Don't Lie, Research in Fruit Flies Shows

For the first time, scientists have shown that a female fruit fly's pheromone signals can actually tell males how much energy her body has invested in egg production versus in storing away energy for her own survival. And it's a signal that she can't change in order to make herself more attractive.

On Your Adolescents Getting Up in the Morning

It's hard for adolescents to get up in the morning, especially if they suffer from depression and other mental illnesses. What tips can we get from published research?

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