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Health News Archive - June 12, 2012

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require an array of specialized health care services.

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One in eight. This statistic refers to the number of children who suffer from an anxiety disorder. Researchers studied a new way to address childhood anxiety with Attention Bias Modification.

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Researchers found that young adults who use their mobile phones or computers for a long duration of time before sleep have a greater likelihood of having sleep disturbances, stress, and symptoms of mental health.

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A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers looked at who was affected the most by stress in the last few years.

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A recent study by researchers at found that people whose fathers and grandfathers waited until they were older to have children tended to have a higher amount of resources for the body to repair cells and tissues.

The number of children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) declines as they enter adolescence, but the teen years can be a devastating trial of behavior and learning problems for kids with persistent OSA, new research shows.

Patients seen at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center who used positive airway pressure (PAP) to treat their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had improvements in their depressive symptoms, even if they followed the prescribed PAP regimen only partly.

Coaches, owners and fantasy-league traders take note: Sleep researcher W. Christopher Winter, MD, has uncovered a link between a pro athlete's longevity and the degree of sleepiness experienced in the daytime.

Researchers at Duke University and the National Institutes of Health have found a way to calm the fears of anxious mice with a drug that alters their brain chemistry.

Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect three times as many cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as clinical examinations, offering a novel approach in preventing this common disease.

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.