Shawn Edgington

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Day care does not appear to lead to aggressive behavior in children, according to a new study based on Norwegian children.

    Parents worried about day care's effect on their kids should feel reassured by the findings, the researchers said.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of genetic tests could help parents and doctors better understand the numerous challenges that a child newly diagnosed with autism might face throughout life, a new study suggests.

    The tests tracked down genes that could explain the nature...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a child has cancer that resists standard therapies, the outlook can be grim. But a new study suggests that for some children, extensive genetic analysis can open up options.

    The study found that among children with rare or aggressive cancers...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests.

    Atrial fibrillation is a common type of irregular heart rate in which t...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School bus safety is one of the many things parents need to review with their children before the start of the new school year, an expert says.

    Between 2004 and 2013, school transportation-related crashes in the United States claimed more than 1,3...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with chronic diseases such as asthma and juvenile arthritis have to manage their health carefully, yet many of them have had alcohol or smoked marijuana in the last year, a new study shows.

    "That was surprising to us," said study first autho...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for young coffee lovers: Gulping down lots of your favorite pick-me-up might raise your risk of heart attack if you've already got high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Italian investigators looked at 12 years of heart health data f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests.

    Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, the researchers said.

    <...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City bill to improve the nutrition of children's fast food meals could reduce the average calories and improve the nutrition of these meals, a new study claims.

    The bill proposed by New York City Council membe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol poses a far greater threat to children than many parents care to admit, a new report warns.

    Many kids start drinking at a young age, and their size and inexperience with alcohol renders them more apt to be binge drinkers, said report auth...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests.

    "We often don't think about how important parents' own attitudes are in determining their children's academic achievement. But our work suggests that if a p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.

    "Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.

    The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it appealing to yo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.

    Fifteen-year-olds who strongly identified as Goth -- recognized by their disti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

    "School meals are healthier now than ever before. We've made real progress, but there is muc...Full Article