Dr. Ruth White, MPH

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Money problems and domestic violence appear to be linked, but it's not clear whether one leads to the other, researchers report.

    "What we don't know yet is whether financial stress makes a violent couple more violent, or is financial stress enoug...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that differences in e-cigarette use between schools increased over time. This finding...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites, British researchers report.

    "We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A report card on Americans' health finds that racial and ethnic disparities persist, with significant gaps in obesity, cesarean births and dental care.

    But advances have been made in some important areas, including infant death rates, women sm...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A family's income may play a big role in the type of care a child with food allergies receives, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that poorer families -- those making under $50,000 a year -- spent less on non-allergenic foods, medic...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

    Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of Hispanic mothers who weren't born in the United States may be at lower risk for some types of childhood cancers, a new study suggests.

    "Incorporating the immigrant experience into studies of childhood cancer...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds.

    Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictive cigarette smoking.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report.

    Opioid abuse is a serious problem in Canada and the United States, the resear...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you're rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans have a higher risk of homelessness if they suffered sexual trauma while in the service, and the odds are worse for men than women, a new study finds.

    Military sexual trauma is the name for psychological trauma resulting "from a p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The term "palliative care" triggers negative feelings among many cancer patients, and needs "rebranding," researchers say.

    The stigma surrounding palliative care can mean patients wait too long to receive supportive care that improves their qual...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gamblers Anonymous helps people with gambling problems, and it's even more effective when used along with other treatments, researchers report.

    In a new review, investigators analyzed data from 17 studies published between 2002 and 2015 that exam...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and suicidal thoughts or attempts are common among youth who join gangs, and these problems get worse after they join, a new study suggests.

    The researchers analyzed data from more than 11,000 students in middle schools and high school...Full Article