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Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism

November 23, 2014 – 5:52 PM |
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SUNDAY, Nov. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major …

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens’ Drinking

November 22, 2014 – 10:09 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — Close friends have more influence on teens’ alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says.
“We’ve known for a …

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels

November 22, 2014 – 9:55 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests.
British researchers placed …

Republicans File Suit Against President Obama and Health Law

November 21, 2014 – 1:33 PM |
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House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), have sued President Barack Obama for what they claim was an abuse of executive authority when the president implemented the …

Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

November 20, 2014 – 11:06 PM |
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a …

FDA Approves ‘Abuse-Resistant’ Narcotic Painkiller

November 20, 2014 – 5:34 PM |
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on …