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An article published by Reuters reports on a recent study finding that the presence of nicotine in the saliva is a better predictor of whether children brought to the hospital for asthma and breathing problems "would need to come back to the hospital, compared to the information parents gave to doctors." In...
If fast food establishments were shut down, would childhood obesity rates plummet? A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that the answer is no, the Los Angeles Times reports. Researchers grouped 4,466 American children, aged 2 through 18, into two groups: Western diet...
The cost of giving birth may vary by thousands of dollars depending on the hospital in which you give birth, Bloomberg News reports. The finding is based on a study in BMJ Open that analyzed "76,766 vaginal deliveries and 32,660 caesarean sections in California in 2011." Researchers found that a "woman...