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About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.
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Easy For Teens To Get Electronic Cigarettes Online

March 2, 2015 – 9:15 AM | One Comment
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The numbers are staggering. Just six years after entering the U.S., electronic cigarettes have become a $2 billion industry and is expected to grow to …

The Extra Cost Of Extra Weight For Older Adults

March 2, 2015 – 8:34 AM |
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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — Bayou La Batre calls itself the seafood capital of Alabama. Residents here depend on fishing and shrimping for their livelihood, and …

Doctors Often Yield to Parents’ Requests to Delay Kids’ Vaccines

March 2, 2015 – 8:19 AM |
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MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children’s vaccinations — and despite their better judgment, they …

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients

February 26, 2015 – 10:11 PM |
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THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are …

Obamacare Won’t Swamp Doctors, Study Contends

February 25, 2015 – 12:11 PM |
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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a …

Many LGBT Medical Students Don’t Reveal Sexual Identity

February 18, 2015 – 9:49 PM |
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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fear of discrimination is a major reason why about one-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) medical …