Sleep plays a critically important role in the recovery process in the days following a concussion.
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While high-profile concussions in the NFL have brought renewed attention to the gravity of head injuries, they can also occur on the playground or during junior varsity practices – with lasting effects.
Healthy turkeys on a farm in West Newfield, Maine.
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Hunters are warned to take precautions handling wild birds, and the virus can spill over to non-avian species, so no one should approach wild animals that appear ill.
Pediatric emergency rooms in some states are at or over capacity due to the surging number of respiratory infections.
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Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
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Men, older adults, people with language barriers and racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be screened for depression.
Infectious diseases like COVID-19 top the list of health concerns.
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The human population has doubled in 48 years, and worsening climate change has left the world facing serious health risks, from infectious diseases to hunger and heat stress.
Gender-diverse adults have a harder time getting effective primary and preventive health care than their nontransgender counterparts.
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From primary care to cancer screening and insurance coverage, gender-diverse people still face many hurdles to getting good medical care.
How to soothe a crying baby? Try everything.
A professor of child development explains why it’s OK – recommended, in fact – to respond to an infant’s every cry, sob and whimper.
Babies should sleep on their back on a firm, flat surface.
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Babies should never sleep on couches, sofas, stuffed armchairs or an incline. Co-sleeping is a bad idea, too.
Now that over-the-counter hearing aids are available, it’s important to know what questions to ask.
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They are cheaper to buy and don’t require a doctor’s prescription. But OTC hearing aids come with some limitations.
Babies and young children are most at risk for serious cases of RSV.
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Tens of thousands of children have tested positive for respiratory syncytial virus in the last months in what is the largest outbreak of the virus in recent years.
The cannabis plant produces both THC – the psychoactive component in marijuana – and the compound commonly known as CBD, which does not lead to a ‘high.’
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Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.
People who experience anxiety in childhood are more likely to deal with it in adulthood too.
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Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing children and adolescents. But research shows that early screening – including in school settings – can identify children who are at risk.
Less than 30% of teenagers are getting the sleep they need.
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Adolescent biology, early morning classes and too much evening screen time are a few of the key drivers behind teen sleep deprivation.
In a matter of days, eligible people will be lining up to receive the newly formulated booster shot.
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The CDC’s endorsement of the reformulated COVID-19 booster shots represents a major step in the effort to get more Americans boosted.
Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology.
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On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Tooth decay can cause pain, embarrassment, missed school and more.
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Appalachia has one of the highest rates of oral health problems per person in the US.
A number of multicancer early detection tests are currently in development.
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Multicancer early detection tests are among the priorities of the Biden administration’s Cancer Moonshot. The tests show promise, but questions remain about when and how to use them.
The stroke suffered by U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman has shed light on little-known aspects of stroke recovery.
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Auditory processing disorders and aphasia can make spoken speech difficult to produce and understand. But these challenges alone do not imply cognitive impairments.
Deep brain stimulation relies on thin electrodes implanted deep in the brain that deliver electrical currents.
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This rare procedure is offered by only a handful of centers in the US and around the world and should be used only when less invasive treatment options for OCD have been tried.