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An article in The New York Times' Well blog reports that more than four million computed tomography (CT) scans are performed annually on children, "and they are increasing the risk for future cancer.” A study revealed that “up to a quarter of children with a single abdominal scan received 20...
Reuters reports that new findings in the study of child abuse suggest that physical abuse can lead to poor physical health outcomes. The study was a follow-up to a previous one that showed experiencing physical abuse as a child to be linked to anxiety and depression later in life. The current findings...
An article in the Boston Globe reports that “tick-borne Lyme disease is epidemic in New England, but prevention efforts are scattershot, lagging far behind need.” Lyme disease is the second most reported infectious disease in New England, with 5,00 cases in Massachusetts alone. The Centers for Disease...