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Drowsy Drivers Pose a Dangerous Problem

While official government statistics suggest drowsy driving contributes to 1 to 2 percent of all motor vehicle crashes, a research brief recently released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates it may be a much bigger problem. According t...
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Asthma Attacks in Kids Are Declining

Children with asthma in the United States are experiencing fewer asthma attacks requiring missed school days and hospital visits, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma is the most common chronic lu...
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Researchers Develop Brief Questionnaire for Autism

A two-minute questionnaire for parents developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark could help pediatricians diagnose autism in toddlers. In children with autism, early diagnosis and intervention is often crucial to improve ...
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Women Who Survive Cancer Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

According to the first scientific statement on cardiovascular disease and breast cancer issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), older women who survive cancer have a significantly higher risk of death from heart disease. This statement cites ...
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Can Alcohol Clear Your Brain?

A recent study in mice suggests that low levels of alcohol – the equivalent of about 2.5 drinks per day – can help reduce brain inflammation. High levels of alcohol, however, increase brain inflammation. This study was conducted by researchers at the ...
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