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Smartphone App Can Hear Ear Infections In Children (IMAGE)

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

Are you one of those parents who is wondering whether their child is suffering from an ear infection or not? It is not about worrying too much or knowing too little. An ear infection is often left undiagnosed until everything else in the body hurts. That's the only time parents decide to take their kids to see the doctor and a diagnosis of an ear infection is given. How could you miss that out? Don't fret as experts say there will soon be a mobile app that will help you make an ear infection diagnosis at home.

by Lysette Maurice N. Sandoval

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Older Adults Expect to Lose Brainpower, but Most Don't Ask Doctors How to Prevent Dementia

NN ARBOR, MI - Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds.

by Staff Reporter

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Study Sheds New Light on Urinary Tract Infections in Postmenopausal Women

DALLAS - May 10, 2019 - A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections (UTIs) have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women - several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls.

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Good Sleep Quality and Good Mood Lead to Good Working Memory with Age

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory -- a fundamental building block of a functioning mind -- and three health-related factors: sleep, age, and depressed mood. The team also reports that each of these factors is associated with different aspects of working memory.

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Early-Stage Detection of Alzheimer's in the Blood

Using current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have formed in the brain. At this point, therapy seems no longer possible. However, the first changes caused by Alzheimer's take place on the protein level up to 20 years sooner.

by Staff Reporter

An RNA Signature Predicts Preeclampsia In Pregnant Lupus Patients (IMAGE)

Researchers Identify Early Indicators of Pregnancy Complications in Lupus Patients

A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus has identified early changes in the RNA molecules present in the blood that could be used to determine the likelihood of them developing preeclampsia.

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long Travelling Pregnant can be dangerous

Pregnant women with long commutes to work at increased risk for adverse birth outcomes

The first study of the infant health impacts of maternal stress caused by long-distance commuting finds that each increase of 10 miles travel distance among such commuters could increase the risk of a low birth weight baby by 14 percent

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New Heart Rate Monitor

The stress-free way to listen to your unborn baby's heart

Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University of Sussex.

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Men and miscarraiges

Miscarriage from a man's perspective

A University of Missouri study exploring how men often use metaphors to discuss miscarriages finds couples need to 'co-cope' with the experience

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Baby step towards breath-testing for gut disorders

Trials to analyze digestion enzyme in children's breath

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Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy not a cause of asthma in kids (Image)

Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy is not a cause of asthma in kids

A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children.

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Families and schools may play key roles in promoting adolescent self-confidence (Images)

Families and schools may play key roles in promoting adolescent self-confidence

Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents' confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers.

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The grassroots revolution making it normal for children to 'play out' again

In the 1970s and 80s it was normal for children to 'play out' on the street in British towns and cities. However, nowadays young people are far more likely to spend their time indoors, inactive and isolated.

by Staff Reporter

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50 is the new 40 for safe childbirth, according to Ben-Gurion U. researchers

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center researchers have determined that it is as safe to give birth after age 50 as age 40 without endangering the mother or the baby.

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A Girl Vaping

Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth

Study finds advertising strategy stuck with boys

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Retirement

Financial illiteracy and irrational thinking are causing a dangerous shortfall in retirement savings

The majority of people in Western countries fail to plan sufficiently for retirement, and most will face large social security expenditures to support aging populations as life expectancy increases, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.

by Staff Reporter

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Singing for science: How the arts can help students who struggle most

Incorporating the arts--rapping, dancing, drawing--into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University.

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Catrine Tudor-Locke, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Walking for health benefits just got easier to track

In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity.

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Karen Fratantoni, M.D., M.P.H., a Children's pediatrician and the lead study author.

Depression among parents of newborns can persist 6 months after NICU discharge

Young parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger six months after their newborn is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a Children's National Health System research。

by Staff Reporter

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Legal system may lead many UK parents abroad to find a surrogate

As more and more parents travel overseas to find a surrogate, a new study published in Human Fertility is the first to compare the experiences of those who carry out surrogacy in the UK with those who go abroad. The research highlights important problems faced by parents, which could influence UK surrogacy law.

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Parents, kids actually agree about confidential medical care

When it comes to preventive care and confidential medical services, parents and their adolescent children actually agree with each other. They both believe that preventive care is important, that adolescents should be provided with opportunities to speak with their doctor one-on-one, and that some services should be confidential.

by Staff Reporter

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

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Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Study: Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

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