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Virtual reality may help relieve pain during childbirth

Feb 12 2020

(Reuters Health) - Immersion in virtual reality may relieve some of the pain of contractions before childbirth, a small study suggests.

More than a third of people in the Americas may have obstructive sleep apnea

Jun 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may affect as many as 37% of adults in North, Central and South America, according to a review of epidemiological studies presented June 9 at Sleep 2019, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in San Antonio, Texas.

Lack of sleep linked to mental health problems for college students

Jun 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Poor sleep may be linked to a greater risk for poor mental health on college campuses, new research suggests.

Young adults see less harm in tobacco products, prefer online health information

Jun 06 2019

(Reuters Health) - Young adults may be more likely than older folks to go online to find health information, and less likely to view tobacco products as "very harmful," according to survey results compiled to inform U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory policy.

Dining out with food allergies may be safer with at least 15 precautions

Nov 23 2018

(Reuters Health) - A survey of people with food allergies who dine out successfully has found they employ quite a few strategies.

Parents who clean pacifiers in their own mouths may reduce kids' allergy risk

Nov 22 2018

(Reuters Health) - Parents who pop a pacifier into their mouth to clean it, rather than washing it with soap and water, may be unknowingly reducing their infant's risk of allergies, new research suggests.

Secondhand cannabis smoke may cause allergy, worsen asthma in children

Nov 20 2018

(Reuters Health) - Secondhand marijuana smoke appears to have provoked a cannabis allergy and worsened the asthma of a 6-year-old child, researchers told the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology's annual conference in Seattle.

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot wounds

Nov 14 2018

(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers told the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando, Florida.

Obese kids less often demonstrate coping skills, academic interest

Nov 13 2018

(Reuters Health) - Obese children may be less likely to meet a set of five markers for childhood flourishing that include academic and emotional skills, a new analysis of U.S. survey data suggests.

Docs should screen kids' daily physical activity as a 'vital sign' for health

Nov 12 2018

(Reuters Health) - More than half of U.S. children may not be getting the recommended amount of physical activity and doctors can help by making exercise one of the "vital signs" assessed in routine health checks, researchers say.

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