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Rising of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes among children, teens

21/04/2017

Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Asthmatic schoolchildren are 'uncomfortable' using their inhalers

10/04/2017

Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. In a survey of nearly 700 secondary schoolchildren, half of them were not controlling their asthma optimally, a third with an inhaler said they were uncomfortable using it at school, and almost a third with an inhaler did not use it even when wheezy.
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Researchers gain insight into lives of parents raising children with autism

05/04/2017

Like all parents, couples who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share the ups and downs of parenting. A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.
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Aquatic resistance training helps women with mild knee osteoarthritis

24/03/2017

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking speed are long lasting and are maintained one-year after training is ceased.
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City living can make asthma worse for poor children, study finds

22/03/2017

Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
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One in 4 elderly Australian women have dementia

17/03/2017

At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia according to University of Queensland researchers. The researchers used a new technique to provide an up-to-date estimate for dementia in the Australian population. Dr Michael Waller from the UQ School of Public Health said the nation's population was aging, but there was conflicting information being presented.
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