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Premature deaths could be reduced by 40 percent over next 20 years, according to the Lancet

New research published today in The Lancet suggests that, with sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the next two decades (2010-2030), ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma

Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are the first to demonstrate an association between childhood asthma and prenatal ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma

Individuals living in disadvantaged neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collision than individuals from higher socioeconomic ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it's still not enough, the study goes on ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but lack confidence in their ability to do it

Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets. But they lack confidence in their ability to act on that knowledge, ...

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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More children live to age five, work still to be done

More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Decision-support program helps keep seniors out of the emergency room

An Emergency Room Decision-Support (ERDS) program can significantly reduce ER visits and hospital admissions among older adults on Medicare. This could have important economic implications, ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Study links physical activity in older adults to brain white-matter integrity

Like everything else in the body, the white-matter fibers that allow communication between brain regions also decline with age. In a new study, researchers found a strong association between ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Autistic adults face health insurance problems

Adults with autism continue to face ongoing problems with health insurance, and age is at the center of the debates. Most programs offer coverage through the age of 21, but families are left ...

Sat 20 Sep 14 from Emaxhealth

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Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance, survey says

Employees working for Fortune 500 companies can expect to pay higher employee contributions for their health insurance, according to a survey of chief human resource officers about the impact ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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