Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with traumatic brain injuries may be less likely to receive rehabilitation care if they come from poor families with a limited grasp of English, a new study suggests.

    After a traumatic brain injury, children req...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research has revealed some surprising findings about who develops celiac disease in the United States.

    The study found that it's most common among people whose ancestors came from India's Punjab region. Previously, experts thought celiac mostl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women planning to become pregnant should wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive if they or their partner live in -- or are returning from -- areas where Zika virus infections are occurring, U.N. health officials now recommend.

    Mosquit...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming more informed about the Zika virus, but there are still some large gaps in their knowledge of the mosquito-borne illness that can cause devastating birth defects, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll finds.<

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New gene screening methods may greatly improve doctors' ability to quickly diagnose rare genetic diseases in newborns, researchers say.

    The new test includes all of the more than 4,800 genes currently known to be linked with rare diseases. Canadian...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle habits.

    For the study, rese...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.

    "This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia," said study author Dr. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When you head to the grocery store to select your steaks for grilling this Memorial Day weekend, you might notice a new safety label on the package.

    This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a new rule stating that mechanically tenderiz...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn't enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it's still a good idea to take some precautions.

    "Here's what we do know. Cookin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.

    However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose wheezing occurs sporadically,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may fuel the risk of suicide among men when the economy is sinking, new research suggests.

    Previous studies found a link between increased suicide risk among Americans and economic downturns. So, investigators from the University o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When they're not hitting the books, many U.S. college students are hitting the bars or getting high, a new government report shows.

    About 1.2 million full-time college students, aged 18 to 22, drink alcohol, and nearly 704,000 use marijuana on an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are health officials in the United States overreacting to the threat posed by the Zika virus this summer?

    Some leading insect and infectious-diseases experts think so, arguing that the mosquito-borne virus is unlikely to become a widespread hazar...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for children stricken by mysterious developmental delays, with a new study showing that extensive genetic analysis may help determine the cause of their disability.

    Canadian researchers found a precise genetic cause for seven ou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report.

    "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much earlier but often is no...Full Article