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Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence recently, and he stated that domestic violence is a public health epidemic. Biden made attendees — including doctors, nurses, social workers, etc. — aware that even though...

source: By Jessica Taylor
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With increasing use of ever more sophisticated brain and spinal cord diagnostic technology, more children are being referred to pediatric neurosurgeons for unexpected findings on MRI. Incidental findings of such lesions as pineal cysts and brain tumors cause additional...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Vitamin D deficiency was highly prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis patients and was associated with worse mental/physical quality-of-life scores, as well as greater disease activity, according to Polish researchers. Vitamin D deficiency...

source: MedPage Today

This guideline is a revision of the clinical practice guideline, "Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis," published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2006. The guideline applies to children from 1 through 23 months...

source: Pediatrics

A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens. The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It's an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and weight...

source: HealthDay News

The incidence of deadly melanoma skin cancer is falling among American children, a new study finds. Researchers led by Lisa Campbell, M.D., of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, looked at national cancer registry data...

source: HealthDay News

There is a well-established association between a shorter adult height and an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Shorter stature is also associated with risk factors for CAD, including high blood pressure, high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and diabetes....

source: The New England Journal of Medicine

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