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Madigan found that on average, the children in the study were spending about 2-3 hours a day in front of a screen. Higher levels of screen time at the ages of two and three years turned out to be "significantly associated" with poorer test results at three and five years.
  • Longford people in flu risk group are urged to get vaccinated

    Longford people in flu risk group are urged to get vaccinated

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    Older adults were more protected from the strain as it was similar to another strain that had circulated many years prior that they may have been exposed to when they were younger. The predominant strain this year is influenza A H1N1, which officials say tends to have less severe symptoms than the predominant strain that circulated last season.
  • CEO quits after vegetative patient has baby

    CEO quits after vegetative patient has baby

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    On Dec. 29, with help from one of the facility's nurses, the patient gave birth to a healthy baby boy, KPHO reported . The woman's identity has not been reported, and it's not known if she has a family or a guardian. The facility, which has room for over 50 patients, is now under investigation by police and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Hacienda almost lost its Medicare funding in December 2013 after Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) found at least one staff ...
  • NYC Mayor Unveils

    NYC Mayor Unveils "Health Care For All" Plan

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    New York City, with a population of 8.6 million, has more than 6000,000 residents that remain uninsured, so city officials have created a landmark plan to reduce that number to zero. How about the Mayor of New York City take care of the people that was born here, like the ones that are sleeping on our streets. The panel concluded, in the words of a Newsday editorial, that "for patients, emphasis would be on primary care instead of hurried emergency-room sessions and days of hospitalization".
  • 'No' Jerome Powell won't resign

    'No' Jerome Powell won't resign

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    Currently, the US inflation rate remains below what the Fed considers an optimal 2 percent level, meaning there is still space for economic expansion and workers are just beginning to benefit from the growth. growth may have peaked. Asked if there were any plans to meet with Trump, he declined to give a specific answer, simply saying "I would say that meetings between presidents and Fed chairs do happen".
  • First case of flu confirmed in the city

    First case of flu confirmed in the city

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    This year's vaccine is well matched to the circulating strains of flu and a lot of vaccine is available, Brammer added. Unfortunately, doctors say there is no one sure fire way to prevent anyone from getting the flu, but a vaccine and some good practices can keep you from getting stuck on the couch.
  • Nebraska medical facility says it's monitoring American possibly exposed to Ebola

    Nebraska medical facility says it's monitoring American possibly exposed to Ebola

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    An American who may have been exposed to the lethal disease Ebola while in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in Nebraska to be monitored, the medical facility revealed Saturday. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo were more than 590 cases of infection with a deadly virus of Ebola, another 360 people died as a result of the disease.
  • Flu cases keep adding up in Missoula County

    Flu cases keep adding up in Missoula County

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    The flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of the influenza virus. Reynolds did mention local flu activity is starting to rise this month for MI. Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.
  • Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually

    Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually

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    Shares of the company, however, fell almost 3 percent as the company's global business suffered mainly due to weak demand in Britain, where its market share gains were offset by a weak retail environment. The relative strength index (RSI ) is claimed to depict the latest and past performances of the stock market , based upon the ending price volumes of the current trading period.
  • New Survey Shows Rise of Nicotine Vaping Among US Teenagers

    New Survey Shows Rise of Nicotine Vaping Among US Teenagers

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    Almost 21 percent of high school seniors say they vaped a nicotine product within the past 30 days, up from 11 percent a year ago - the largest one-year increase of any substance use in the survey's 43-year history. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has described teen vaping an "epidemic". The latest survey indicates that students may not realize they're using an addictive substance.
  • Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

    Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

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    Five of the current justices on the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have twice declined to strike down the law. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies.