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Linda Carroll

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

23 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Family caregivers for dementia patients don't sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests.

Migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. face high violence risk

22 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds.

Many dermatologists need more training on African American skin and hair

21 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - When dermatologists have training only with Caucasians, it can lead to frustration and poor care for African American patients, a new U.S. study finds.

High levels of exhaust pollutants may raise risk for degenerative eye disease

20 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.

Seniors at greater risk of choking on dietary supplements

19 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Seniors may be more likely than younger adults to choke on vitamins and dietary supplements, or to have other problems swallowing them, especially when the pills are on the larger side, a new study suggests.

As Americans get heavier, obesity-linked cancers may strike earlier

16 Aug 2019

Increasing numbers of middle-aged Americans appear to be developing cancers that can be associated with obesity, new data suggest.

Poorer kids may have less shade in their schoolyards

14 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Elementary schools with the greatest proportions of poor children may have the least amount of shade in their schoolyards where kids spend their recess, a new U.S. study finds.

British hospitals may be poorly prepared for high casualty incidents

13 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than half of key hospital doctors in England who would likely be involved in responding to a major incident, such as a bombing or massive fire, are ill prepared for it, a new report suggests.

Alarms in emergency rooms rarely important, which can desensitize staff

12 Aug 2019

Walk into any emergency room in the U.S. and you'll hear a regular din of beeping alarms going off from machines connected to patients. But a new study found only a tiny fraction of the alarms signals a condition important enough to require a change in the patient's care.

Late puberty may lead to weaker bones

09 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens who hit puberty late may end up with weaker bones, a new study finds.

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