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Self-medication for allergy can be dangerous

Self-medication for allergy can be dangerous

Oct 16, – “Allergy, if categorized, can be of more than hundred types and every one of them need separate medication to be cured,” Vandana Boobna, consultant internal medicine at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh here, said. Each individual on earth is allergic to something and it should not be ignored, but one […]

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Doctor Says, It’s Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot

Doctor Says, It’s Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot

Sep 25, –  This season’s vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus,  flu vaccine is now available  and Americans should get their flu shot as soon as possible, an expert says. “Contrary to some beliefs, getting the flu shot in September is a good thing and will offer protection for the entirety of the […]

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Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Sep 21, – Parenting a chronically ill child can cause stress that affects the whole family. That’s the finding of researchers who reviewed 96 studies conducted in 12 countries between 1980 and 2012. The studies included families in which there were children up to age 21 with asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, juvenile rheumatoid […]

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New study: Smoking in pregnancy linked to teens’ hearing loss

New study: Smoking in pregnancy linked to teens’ hearing loss

June 25, AP – Teenagers are more likely to have hearing loss if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, according to a new study that included audio tests of close to 1,000 youth. Researchers said that although the link was “relatively modest,” even limited hearing loss can have implications for kids’ learning and social skills – […]

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Study finds: Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma

Study finds: Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma

May 21, – Urban elementary school children with poorly controlled asthma are likely to experience sleep problems and suffer academically, new research indicates. “In our sample of urban school children, aged seven to nine, we found that compromised lung function corresponded with both poor sleep efficiency and impaired academic performance,” said study author Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, […]

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