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    • 17 APR 17
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    Today’s first graders are better at this big skill

    The next time you hear a parent bragging about what an exceptional reader little Johnny or Jane is, it might actually be true. New research suggests there has been significant improvement in the reading skills of kids entering first grade in the United States. “Children are better prepared when they enter first grade than they

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    • 17 APR 17
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    Overworked employees in 1 country trigger alarming trend

    TOKYO — Japan’s unusually long hours on the job have triggered a health crisis. An alarming rise in suicide among overworked employees has finally forced the government to limit overtime. But the proposed new ceiling on overtime is so high — 100 hours per month — critics say it still won’t protect workers. CBS News

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    • 15 APR 17
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    Morning Rounds: Quitting cigarettes, seasonal allergies

    April 15, 2017, 7:37 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss research that analyzes potentially dangerous methods for quitting cigarettes, how to stay informed on seasonal allergies and a new way to harvest water using only the power of the sun. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/vZnOUmEYHI8/

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    • 15 APR 17
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    FDA rejects drugmaker’s much-anticipated arthritis pill

    Drug company Eli Lilly says their much-awaited pill for rheumatoid arthritis has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s the company’s second drug development setback since November. A letter to the company from the FDA said that they needed more information about baricitinib’s safety and the best doses, Lilly said Friday in a

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    • 14 APR 17
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    Why seniors may be more vulnerable to scams

    A pair of key differences in the brain may help distinguish which seniors are at risk of falling prey to financial scams, a small new study suggests. The first-of-its-kind study found a biological basis — rather than poor decision-making skills — underlying financial exploitation in the elderly. These findings might lead to a way to

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    • 14 APR 17
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    Teen denied lung transplant after smoking pot, family says

    A Utah teen was denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana, his family says. Nineteen-year-old Riley Hancey was hospitalized just after Thanksgiving after coming down with a severe form of pneumonia that caused his lung to collapse. According to a YouCaring fundraising page, he “lost all gas exchange function of his lungs

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    • 13 APR 17
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    Mom shares boy’s shocking X-ray as warning to parents

    A mom shared a shocking X-ray image of a large grape lodged in a 5-year-old boy’s throat to send a reminder to parents — not all kids chew their food. Angela Henderson, author of “Finlee and Me,” a popular parenting blog in Australia, shared the photo on her Facebook page earlier this month and it

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    • 13 APR 17
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    Apple said to be secretly working on diabetes "holy grail"

    Apple (AAPL) has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. The engineers are expected to work at a nondescript office in

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    • 12 APR 17
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    Concussion risk keeps many kids out of sports, parents say

    Some parents won’t let their kids play sports due to concussion risks. A new survey found that parents are also limiting their children only to certain sports because of head injury concerns. When more than 1,000 parents were asked if they’d let their kids play sports given the risk of concussions, 16 percent said no

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    • 12 APR 17
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    What to know about new advice on prostate cancer test

    CHICAGO — Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms. Some key things to know about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s draft recommendations: Q. What’s the new

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    • 12 APR 17
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    The grayer his hair, the higher his heart risk?

    Beyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher risk of heart disease for men, new research suggests. But don’t panic if you sport silvery locks — the study only showed an association, not a cause-and-effect link, between hair color and heart risks. The finding stems from an analysis that

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    • 11 APR 17
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    Big and tall women are more at risk for this heart problem

    Big or tall women are nearly three times as likely to develop the dangerous irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation as smaller women, a preliminary study says. The larger a woman’s body size as a young adult, the more likely she is to develop the heart disorder later in life, according to the researchers.

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    • 11 APR 17
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    Parents’ smoking tied to genetic changes in kids with cancer

    Parents who smoke may contribute to genetic changes in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, a new study finds. While previous research has established the link between parental – particularly paternal – smoking and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), this is the first study

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    • 10 APR 17
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    Parents’ smoking tied to genetic changes in kids with cancer

    Parents who smoke may contribute to genetic changes in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, a new study finds. While previous research has established the link between parental – particularly paternal – smoking and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), this is the first study

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