Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics

SUNDAY, Jan. 31, 2016 — Paramedics are much more likely to be assaulted on the job than firefighters, a new study indicates.
“First responders are an interesting group. They go in because they want to help, and when they go in they encounter these…
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Dogs Read Faces Much Like Humans Do, Study Finds

SATURDAY, Jan. 30, 2016 — While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests.
The dogs paid close attention to threatening…
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Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tumor in children, a new study reports.
And the new therapy causes fewer…
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Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — While technology use among young people offers some social advantages, face-to-face interaction does a better job of conveying emotional support and helping to read unspoken cues, new research contends.
In two separate…
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'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report.
The Ohio State University research team based the findings on a review of 13…
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Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia.
The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general…
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Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests.
“It might be the case that if the user of an electronic…
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FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.
Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby is sold online and in retail stores, including…
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