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Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer
Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds. "In lower ...
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn't improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have ...
Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study
Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long hours for surgical residents don't seem to put patients at risk when the doctors-in-training are allowed to work longer shifts, a new s...
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study. Researchers found that Swedish teens recei...
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of having a baby with heart birth defects, a new British stu...
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's been speculation that a daily vitamin D supplement taken in pregnancy might lower the odds for asthma in children. However, two n...
Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies
Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with food allergies say doctors did not discuss emergency care for their youngsters, a new study finds. It's crucial that par...
People Gamble More When They Think Things Are 'Going Their Way'
People Gamble More When They Think Things Are 'Going Their Way' TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're feeling like things have been going your way lately, you may want to keep a tighter grip on your wallet, researchers say. A new study ...
Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the nearly 8 million deaths of children and teens around the world in 2013 were avoidable, a new report says. More than 6 million child...
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The type of debt parents accrue might affect their child's behavior -- for better or worse, new research suggests. Mortgages fall in the plus column, meaning they're p...