For Kids, Summer Is Time for Other Types of Learning

SUNDAY, June 24, 2018 — It’s important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says.
“Kids deserve a break during the summer. They’ve worked hard during the school year and this is their time…
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Pack the Right Footwear for Summer Vacations

SATURDAY, June 23, 2018 — When packing for your summer vacation, be sure to include the right footwear, a podiatrist advises.
“The type of vacation you go on will determine the type of shoe you need,” Dr. Ronald Lepow, an assistant professor at…
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Native American Teens at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 — Native American teens are at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse than other American teens, a new study finds.
Still, “we do not want these data to be used to stigmatize American Indian kids,” said study author Randall…
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Obamacare May Have Boosted Kidney Transplant Outcomes

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 — Medicaid patients with kidney disease are more likely to be placed on a kidney transplant waiting list before they need dialysis if they live in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study…
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Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 — Health insurers may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic by not encouraging use of less addictive pain medications, a new study contends.
In 2016, more than 2.1 million Americans had an opioid addiction. And more than…
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Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

FRIDAY, June 21, 2018 — Aedes mosquitoes in California can spread the Zika virus, researchers report.
Laboratory studies have shown that several species of Aedes mosquitoes can transmit Zika, but whether the same species in different regions could…
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Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 — U.S. counties with high rates of prescription painkiller use voted heavily in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a new study finds.
Researchers found that, on average, Trump got about 60 percent of the…
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Smoking Becoming a No-No on College Campuses

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 — Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds.
As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free (no smoking) or tobacco-free (no smokeless tobacco…
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Health Highlights: June 22, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought
Industrial chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl found in public…
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