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Carolyn Crist

Judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas causes harm, researchers say

Sep 19 2018

(Reuters Health) - The judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas could be used as a form of punishment, allowing officials to humiliate young women for their personal decisions, a small study suggests.

People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination

Sep 14 2018

(Reuters Health) - People with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don't want to shake hands with them and who see them - incorrectly - as contagious, according to a new study.

Maternal obesity linked to complications in newborns

Sep 13 2018

(Reuters Health) - Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to face complications as newborns, even if the mother doesn't have high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.

Doctors offer advice for insomnia

Sep 12 2018

(Reuters Health) - People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may want to seek advice from a doctor and avoid long-term use of sleeping pills, medical experts advise.

Vaping residue can transfer between rooms

Sep 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - Nicotine and other chemicals exhaled by e-cigarette smokers can move through air vents, leaving residue on surfaces in other locations, a new study found.

Most U.S. colleges are not tobacco- and smoke-free

Sep 06 2018

(Reuters Health) - Most U.S. four-year colleges and universities as well as community colleges don't have tobacco-free or smoke-free policies on campus, a new study finds.

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Sep 04 2018

(Reuters Health) - Although family relationships play a crucial role in the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) adolescents, few programs tackle stigma and discrimination within families, in part because of a lack of evidence on what works, researchers say.

Doctors should ask teens about gender identity, experts say

Sep 03 2018

(Reuters Health) - - Doctors who treat adolescents should find ways to ask them about their gender identity during office visits, researchers say.

Changes to U.S. college football drills could curb head impacts

Aug 31 2018

(Reuters Health) - Limiting time spent on specific drills during practice could help reduce head impacts among U.S. college football players, researchers say.

Parents need screen time limits, too, pediatricians say

Aug 30 2018

(Reuters Health) - As much as children need limits on their smartphone use and screen time on other devices, parents need "off-hours" time, too, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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