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4 back to school tips for parents of children with ADHD

iStock(NEW YORK) — For parents of the 6.1 million American children with ADHD, going back to school can be a major source of anxiety. Many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) struggle with school performance, making friends and their general sense of well-being. Medication is frequently a part of ADHD treatment, but along with medications, there are many proven …

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Potentially toxic ‘miracle cure’ touted by fringe ‘church’ is back on FDA’s radar

Doug Nash(NEW YORK) — Reports of health problems from a dangerous so-called “miracle cure” marketed widely online in recent years as a mineral solution known as “MMS” — whose promoters tout it as a treatment or cure everything from HIV/AIDS and cancer to autism and fibromyalgia –- are back on the rise, according to a new warning issued by the …

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New guidelines on prescribing fewer opioids could have massive impact: Study

Moussa81/iStock(NEW YORK) — Surgeons in Michigan are prescribing fewer opioid medications after operations, but here’s the kicker: Their patients are not complaining. A new study further explores whether too many opioids were being given to patients and how new guidelines can help surgeons curb usage without affecting pain relief. In the study, opioid dosages often were decreased to 18 pills …

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Woman says she was told by doctor to lose weight, then diagnosed with cancer

Jen Curran(LOS ANGELES) — A California woman who gave birth six months ago says seeking a second opinion after one doctor told her to lose weight may have saved her life. Jen Curran, 38, of Los Angeles, said her blood pressure was high and her OBGYN detected a high amount of protein in her urine during the second trimester of …

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Three ways to stop the dreaded ‘Sunday scaries’

Just_Human/iStock(NEW YORK) — It’s 5:00 on Sunday night and a familiar feeling of dread starts to set in, as the weekend slips away. Sunday scaries, Sunday night blues and Sunday depression are all terms used to describe the anticipatory anxiety for the week ahead. It’s a phenomenon that has become commonplace, experienced by 81% of Americans, according to a survey …

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New product line is helping people embrace their baldness

Courtesy Comprehensive Cranium Care(NEW YORK) — Kylie Bamberger was diagnosed with alopecia areata, also known as patchy hair loss, at age 12. By her 15th birthday, as her condition become more severe, Bamberger said she decided to shave her head. “I really wasn’t comfortable with my bald head at all,” Bamberger told ABC News’ Good Morning America. So for years, …

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FCC proposes 3-digit number, similar to 911, to combat national ‘suicide epidemic’

releon8211/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan to create a new three-digit hotline number, similar to 911, to enable quick access to national suicide prevention resources. In a report sent to Congress earlier this week, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics laid out its recommendation to designate 988 as the three-digit …

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Virtual reality may mean real pain relief for hospitalized patients

bombuscreative/iStock(NEW YORK) — For many hospital patients, pain is part of their reality. According to a new study, however, an unreal environment could help. Virtual reality can help. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tried virtual reality (VR) technology as a new treatment for pain — and it seemed to work. From orthopedic pain to cancer pain, the patient’s pain level …

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Minnesota Dept. of Health says ‘severe lung injury’ cases might be related to vaping

Paolo_Toffanin/iStock(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is asking health care providers to be on alert for lung diseases related to vaping and e-cigarette use among young adults after a Minnesota hospital reported several “severe” cases. Children’s Minnesota hospital has reported four cases of “severe lung injury” in the Minneapolis area that it says are similar to …

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Study: Social media is harmful to teen girls’ mental health

JosuOzkaritz/iStock(NEW YORK) — Teenage girls are affected by social media use more than boys, with the harmful effects being driven by three factors, according to a new study. In girls, frequent use of social media harmed their health by leading to inadequate sleep, inadequate physical activity and exposing them to cyberbullying, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal …

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