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Vanderbilt University Seeks To Increase Exclusive Breast Feeding In Hospitals

Vanderbilt University is participating in a new statewide project designed to improve the health of infants and mothers in Tennessee by increasing exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers. The Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) recently started the project at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with 16 hospital teams from across the state...

Green Tea And Chocolate Compounds Can Reduce Brain Complications Associated With HIV

Current HIV drug therapies are not able to control the virus' complete replication in the brain and are therefore ineffective against complications linked to neurocognitive impairment in HIV patients...

Photographic Cholesterol Test - A New Noninvasive Way To Test Cholesterol

In India, researchers have developed a noninvasive approach to test cholesterol levels in patients who are at a greater risk for heart disease. The total cholesterol test uses a digital camera to take a photo of the back of the patient's hand. The image is then cropped and compared in a database with images of known cholesterol levels. The approach, developed by N.R...

Childhood Obesity Linked With Antibiotic Use In Infants Under 6 Months Old

New research, by experts at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, suggests that exposing babies to antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood...

Using Backpacks Correctly Can Reduce Chance Of Aches As Adults

With the start of school looming, parents should be aware of the dangers and preventable steps of poorly used or overloaded backpacks, according to physical therapists at Quentin Mease Community Hospital. They highlight that preventing pain now can help reduce kids' chances of developing neck, shoulder or back pain as adults...

Girls Who Have ADHD As Kids Are More Likely To Attempt Suicide As Adults

According to a study published online in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, girls are considerably more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults if they have attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...

What Is Deafness? What Is Hearing Loss?

Hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss refers to the inability to hear things, either totally or partially. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe or profound. A patient with mild hearing impairment may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around, while those with moderate deafness may need a hearing aid...

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