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Natalie Grover

Handle with care, suggests study on woodcutting tools and injuries

Feb 07 2018

(Reuters Health) - At-home users of woodcutting equipment are at risk for significant injuries, particularly of the fingers and hands, and should be vigilant about proper use protective gear, U.S. researchers warn.

Sleep problems may impact kids’ relationships with teachers

Jan 31 2018

(Reuters Health) - Sleep problems in younger children may be associated with higher student-teacher conflict, a small U.S. study suggests.

Cancer risk elevated with severe gum disease

Jan 30 2018

(Reuters Health) - People with severe gum disease may be at greater risk for cancer, a U.S. study suggests.

Poor health literacy can be dangerous for heart failure patients

Jan 24 2018

(Reuters Health) - People with heart failure have higher odds of hospitalization and death if they have trouble getting and understanding good health information, a new study suggests.

Greater screen time linked to worsening sleep quality in early childhood

Jan 15 2018

(Reuters Health) - Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests.

Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

Dec 27 2017

(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.

Many young U.S. men at high risk for HIV do not take anti-HIV pill

Dec 12 2017

(Reuters Health) - Less than 4 percent of young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men in the U.S. – a population at significant risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – reported ever using the pill that protects them from the virus, in a recently published study.

Faulty positioning in rugby tackles boosts injury risk

Dec 07 2017

(Reuters Health) - Head, neck and shoulder injuries during rugby tackles are more common when the tackler’s head is incorrectly positioned in relation to the ball carrier, a small study has found.

Too many HIV-positive youth in U.S. do not notify past partners

Nov 30 2017

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don’t notify sex or drug-use partners about potential HIV exposure - despite medical professionals and others urging them to do so, a study of teens and young adults suggests.

Smartphone pics may be sharp enough for dermatology diagnosis

Nov 30 2017

(Reuters Health) - With a few exceptions, a dermatologist was just as accurate in diagnosing children’s skin conditions from smartphone photos taken by parents as the doctors who saw the kids in person, a small U.S. study found.

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