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Linda Carroll

Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in poor conditions

Nov 14 2018

(Reuters Health) - Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does.

Most violent injuries seen in ER not reported to police

Nov 13 2018

(Reuters Health) - The vast majority of violent injuries seen by doctors in emergency rooms are not reported to police, a new report suggests.

Concussions in World Cup soccer often missed or ignored

Nov 12 2018

(Reuters Health) - Concussions are still often missed or ignored in World Cup soccer games despite rule changes designed to sideline players with head injuries, a new study suggests.

Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life

Nov 09 2018

(Reuters Health) - Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests.

Many troubled by their sexual feelings, urges

Nov 09 2018

(Reuters Health) - The number of people in the U.S. who have difficulty controlling sexual feelings and urges may be greater than realized, researchers say.

Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk in some

Nov 08 2018

(Reuters Health) - In people who already have a genetic vulnerability, small-particle air pollution known as black carbon may raise the risk of developing glaucoma, a new study suggests.

How doctors describe heart risk can affect patient willingness to act

Nov 07 2018

(Reuters Health) - Patients often misunderstand their own odds of experiencing heart disease and its potential consequences, and that means doctors may need to rethink how they explain risk, a new study suggests.

Nursing home safety data hard to find

Nov 06 2018

(Reuters Health) - Nursing Home Compare, a web-based tool from the U.S. government that helps consumers look into the quality of nursing homes, falls short when it comes to rating safety, a new study suggests.

Experimental skin sensor may warn of brain fluid problems

Nov 05 2018

(Reuters Health) - A preliminary study suggests that a new skin sensor could help avoid life-threatening crises for the millions of people living with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate in the brain.

Pharmacies still blocking U.S. teens looking for emergency contraception

Nov 02 2018

(Reuters Health) - Teens seeking to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies continue to face significant roadblocks, a new U.S. study suggests.

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