Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Abuse Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Child abuse costs nations worldwide billions of dollars a year, experts report.

    In high-income nations, the median cost of child abuse equals a loss of 1.2 percent of per capita income, or $150 billion a year in the United States. The estimated co...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your sneezes merely emit a delicate spray of tiny droplets into the space around you, think again.

    New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology using slow-motion photography finds that, instead, sneezes expel a sticky ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) appears to increase a pregnant woman's risk of excess bleeding following labor, researchers say.

    Effexor, a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), was linked with a more than 70 percent increas...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.

    In many cases, ADHD symptoms decrease as c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

    The study included nearly 500 children, aged 4 and 5, who had either moderate farsightedness (hyperopia) or normal vision. Those with unco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests.

    As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung cancer drug Tarceva (...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your sweetheart has diabetes or prediabetes, get creative and celebrate Valentine's Day without chocolates or a fancy restaurant meal, an expert says.

    Instead of going out for dinner, go on an outing that includes a hike, bicycle ride or vig...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests.

    The study included 245 women, aged 23 to 45, who had unexplained fertility problems and were undergoing f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At first glance, it seems like a small ray of hope in the ongoing Zika epidemic hitting Latin America.

    Colombia's president said the other day that there were no signs of brain birth defects involving nearly 3,200 pregnant women in that country wh...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are shipping test kits for the Zika virus to health departments around the country. They are to be used by pregnant women returning from Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus may be to blame for severe birth defects.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New mental challenges might help your mind stay sharp as you age, according to a small study.

    The research, from the University of Texas at Dallas, included 39 older adults who were randomly assigned to high- or low-me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor Americans are more likely to be hospitalized with complications from flu than wealthier people, a new study finds.

    Low vaccination rates, packed housing and less access to regular medical care likely all play a role in boosting the risk of ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People 50 and older who have had recent asthma activity appear to be at an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study suggests.

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in the body's main artery, the aorta, where it passes throu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests.

    A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition -- called hyperthyroidism -- appeared to face an 11 percent increase in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a greater variety of healthy foods may reduce the odds of being overweight in adults. But, a surprising new study suggests that a greater diversity of foods might not have the same effect in very young, poorer children, and may even increase thei

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