Rachel Howell Stockton

Incessive Texting Linked to Risky Behaviors in Teens

A landmark study on social networking has found an association between hypertexting and risky behaviors, such as sexual intercourse and drinking, among teenagers.For the study,

Retina Implant Cures Blindness

Total and incurable blindness is the final prognosis for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) a type of progressive retinal dystrophy.   Abnormalities of the photoreceptors (rods and cones) ...
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Panel Recommends Booster Shot for Meningitis

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices advised that teenagers 16 and older should receive a booster vaccine for meningococcal meningitis.The current vaccine does not offer ...
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Study Suggests Pediatricians Should Screen for Postpartum Depression

A new study published in Pediatrics, the journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that pediatricians screen new mothers for postpartum depression.Depression after ...
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Health Care Reform: Balance is Key

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a panel made up of individual state insurance commissioners, is meeting in Florida to determine how much of each ...
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HRT Linked to Breast Cancer Death Risk

A new study not only confirms the Women’s Health Initiative 2002 finding that hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk, it also suggests that women ...
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Surgical Mishaps Still a Problem

According to a recent study by the Joint Commission, hospital errors pertaining to wrong patient and wrong site surgeries are still a problem, even 6 ...
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Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy

The period of time following a diagnosis of breast cancer is a roller coaster ride of emotions as she is exposed to a magnitude ...
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J&J Drug Provides Hope to Prostate Cancer Patients

A new drug manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and expected to hit the market next year will add fresh hope for men with advanced prostate ...
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Vivitrol Approved to Treat Opiate Addiction

A drug previously approved for treating alcoholism has been given the go ahead to be marketed as a viable treatment for addiction to opiates, such ...
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