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Seafood Omega-3 Increases Reading Age in Children

By on February 28, 2013 in National Health News with 0 Comments
Seafood Omega-3 Increases Reading Age in Children

Researchers at Oxford University in England are investigating the impact of omega-3 supplementation on reading ability, memory and behavior in children of elementary school age. This new research provides promising evidence on the benefits of adequate omega-3 fatty acids for children who find reading difficult.

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Heart Attack Grill on Life Support, Physicians Wants Plug Pulled

By on January 26, 2013 in Featured, National Health News with 0 Comments
Heart Attack Grill on Life Support, Physicians Wants Plug Pulled

The hospitalization of a patron eating a “Triple Bypass Burger” at the infamous Las Vegas Heart Attack Grill, has drawn the scorn of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, better nutrition and higher standards of research.

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Obamacare Law of the Land in 5-4 Supreme Court Decision

By on June 28, 2012 in National Health News with 0 Comments
Obamacare Law of the Land in 5-4 Supreme Court Decision

In its 5-4 decision to uphold the U.S. health care law, the Supreme Court upheld the controvisial Obama administration’s backed law, in one of the most highly anticipated high-court rulings. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the health law’s individual mandate survives as a tax.

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Menninger’s Five Things Parents Should Know About Teen Prescription Drugs

By on June 18, 2012 in National Health News with 0 Comments
Menninger’s Five Things Parents Should Know About Teen Prescription Drugs

It’s no secret that prescription drug use among teens is a problem according to the Houston based Menninger Clinic, a nonprofit international specialty psychiatric center, providing treatment, research and education.

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Two Studies Find Fish Consumption Linked to Good Health

By on June 5, 2012 in National Health News with 0 Comments
Two Studies Find Fish Consumption Linked to Good Health

A recent study show that a consistent diet of fish –– broiled or baked –– may hold the key to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. An additional study has found fish consumed by pregnant women may help their children developmentally.

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Largest Release of Human Cancer Genome Data Helps Researchers

By on May 30, 2012 in National Health News with 1 Comment
Largest Release of Human Cancer Genome Data Helps Researchers

The largest release of comprehensive human cancer genome data for free access by the global scientific community has been released to speed progress in research for cancer and other diseases. The information was released by The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project.

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Seton’s Parent To Partner with India’s Narayana in Offshore “Health City”

By on April 25, 2012 in National Health News with 1 Comment
Seton’s Parent To Partner with India’s Narayana in Offshore “Health City”

More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands in 1503, Ascension Health Alliance, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system and the parent of Austin’s Seton Healthcare Family, has discovered the islands as a perfect place to bring innovative health care.

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Squeezing A Medical Deduction For Autism

By on April 14, 2012 in Experts, National Health News with 0 Comments
Squeezing A Medical Deduction For Autism

Studies have shown that Autism and autism-spectrum disorders have profound effects upon both social interactions and sensitivity to sensory stimulation in persons that often make it uncomfortable or impractical for them to turn to other human beings for comfort. In 1965 Temple Grandin, Ph.D.designing the squeeze or hug machine so both she and others could turn to it for sensory relief.

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Study Finds Bag of Popcorn Healthier Than First Thought

By on March 27, 2012 in National Health News with 0 Comments
Study Finds Bag of Popcorn Healthier Than First Thought

The bag of popcorn ordered at the movie contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables according to a research study by University of Scranton Chemistry Professor Joe Vinson, Ph.D.

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Quick Response Code-Enabled Patient Safety Education Launched

Quick Response Code-Enabled Patient Safety Education Launched

Medical errors and mistakes in delivery of care harm or kill patients while costing hospitals billions each year. “Learn How to Be Safe While Receiving Medical Care” is new safety education poster program delivering critical education information directly into the hands of patients and their families and requires no staff time or training.

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