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Recognizing Poisons in Your Home and Garden

Exposure to poisons is a common problem. The Institute of Medicine estimates that the incidence of poisoning in the United States is approximately 4 million cases per year, with 300,000 cases leading to hospitalization and about 30,000 deaths. I

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Screen Time, Even Before Bed, Has Little Impact on Teen Mental Health

A large new study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.

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Brain Matures Faster Due to Childhood Stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. This is the outcome of a long-term study conducted by researchers of Radboud University in which 37 subjects have been monitored for almost 20 years.

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Study: Negative Effects of Early Abuse and Neglect May Persist into Adulthood

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and underachieve academically as adults. Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study.

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Pica: The World’s Strangest Eating Disorder

The world is full of strange diseases and disorders, but the one known as Pica is one of the strangest eating disorders of all! What is this eating disorder known as Pica? By Dr. Kristie.

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6 Warning Signs Your Teenager Is Depressed

The stress of schoolwork, tons of activities, peer pressure and constantly changing hormones can take its toll on a teenager. Life can quickly become overwhelming and teens can easily become depressed. This article discusses the warning signs for parents to look for if they think their teen might be suffering from depression.

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Binge Drinking in College May Lower Chances of Landing a Job After College

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

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Could Your Child Have a Sleep Disorder?

Diagnosing a sleep disorder in a child is a difficult task due to the ever changing sleep patterns children manifest as they mature. What’s normal at one age regarding sleep, may be abnormal at an older age.

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Glue Ear ― Questions and Answers

It wouldn’t feel very good to have glue in your ear, would it? But some children and adults suffer from a condition that’s been appropriately dubbed “glue ear”. What is glue ear, and what kind of problems can it cause?

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Premature Babies At Risk As They Don’t Use Normal Brain Processes

Babies born prematurely don't use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to development.

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Six Ways to Help Your Child Be More Active

Childhood obesity has become a significant problem as more kids spend their free time engaged in sedentary pastimes. Unfortunately, many kids would rather watch TV or play video games than pursue outdoor fitness activities. Is there a way to overcome this problem of child inactivity? Here are some suggestions for helping your child be more active...

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Nephrosis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Nephrosis is a medical name for a condition that damages the kidneys. Also known as nephrotic syndrome, it occurs when small blood vessels of the kidneys don’t filter waste or remove excess water from the body like they’re supposed to.

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