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The Ethnic Health and Beauty Section in the US Army and Air Force Post Exchange System

from ArchDerm - 01 Sep 14

The US Department of Defense establishes retail stores (known individually as a post or base exchange [PX or BX]) on military bases to let military personnel buy consumer goods at low cost. Even in combat zones, rudimentary exchanges are often set up within days—or even hours—of the military’s arrival. The shelves of frontline exchanges are well stocked with comfort and convenience items, such as candy, tobacco products, magazines, and personal hygiene items.




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JAMA Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Sep 14

Mission Statement: JAMA Dermatology publishes information concerning the skin, its diseases, and their treatment. Its mission is to explicate the structure and function of the skin and its diseases and the art of using this information to deliver optimal medical and surgical care to the patient. We attempt to enhance the understanding of cutaneous pathophysiology and improve the clinician's ability to diagnose and treat skin disorders. This journal has a particular interest in publishing clinica



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Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for not vaccinating

from MNTpaeds - 31 Aug 14

Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations.



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Gang involvement associated with high-risk health behaviors for girls

from MNTpaeds - 31 Aug 14

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and...



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Loss of immune cells may result in malaria symptoms fading in repeat infections

from MNTpaeds - 30 Aug 14

Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this...



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Newborn jaundice detected in minutes by new smartphone app

from MNTpaeds - 30 Aug 14

Newborn jaundice: It's one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it's unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old.



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Soda tax is 'the best option' for reducing childhood obesity

from MNTpaeds - 30 Aug 14

A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.



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Smartphone app to screen for jaundice in newborns

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.



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Youth are quietly losing their hearing

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

Children and teens constantly plugged into personal listening devices, such as phones, computers or music players, could be harming their ears without realizing it, says a Purdue University...



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Drive to eliminate institutional care for orphaned children not supported by evidence

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

The removal of institutions or group homes will not lead to better child well-being and could even worsen outcomes for some orphaned and separated children, according to new findings from a...



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Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.



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Saving children's lives by expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination in Africa

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report published by Princeton University's...



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HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.



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Infant immunization rates 'are stable or increasing'

from MNTpaeds - 29 Aug 14

Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.



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Parental attentiveness to infant babbling 'speeds up language development'

from MNTpaeds - 28 Aug 14

Infants whose parents are attentive to their babbling sounds are likely to demonstrate greater advances in language development, according to a new study.



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Young driver's gender affects crash type, injury severity

from MNTpaeds - 28 Aug 14

Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study.



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The jury is still out on whether or not sipping alcohol is problematic for children

from MNTpaeds - 28 Aug 14

Previous research had determined that whether or not a child sips or tastes alcohol is associated with the child's attitude toward sipping and with a family environment supportive of alcohol use.



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More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

from MNTpaeds - 27 Aug 14

More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.



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EPO may help reduce risk of brain abnormalities in preterm infants

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging...



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Challenges ahead in improving child health by increasing access to sanitation In India

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

A study published in this week's PLOS Medicine on large-scale rural sanitation programs in India highlights challenges in achieving sufficient access to latrines and reduction in open defecation to...



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e-cigarette recommendations issued by American Heart Association

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts.



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AHA: e-cigarettes should be subject to strict federal regulation

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

The American Heart Association have issued a new policy statement urging e-cigarettes to be subject to a federal ban for minors, as well as strict marketing regulations.



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Weekend hospitalization linked to longer stay for pediatric leukemia patients

from MNTpaeds - 25 Aug 14

Weekend admission to the hospital for pediatric patients newly diagnosed with leukemia was associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy and higher risk for...



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DNA test for congenital cataracts leads to faster, more accurate diagnoses of rare diseases linked to childhood blindness

from MNTpaeds - 25 Aug 14

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness...


 

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