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Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds

Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, according to a new study. Many of those prescriptions disregarded medical guidelines, raising the risk they could cause side effects or contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant germs. “I understand… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »

New Study, Avoid Drinking Very Hot Beverages

The fundamental goal of the $ 3 billion Human Genome Project1 was to discover the genetic origins to common diseases, such as cancer and dementia. Based on this knowledge, scientists believed new treatments could be developed to wipe out conditions rampant in the human population. The project was launched in 1990 and completed in 2003.… Read More »