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Longer allergy season, pollen travels further

[ad_1] By Alan Mozes HealthDay reporter THURSDAY, February 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) – If you suffer from the itching, sneezing, and wheezing of seasonal allergies, you are probably painfully aware that the pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer than ever before. This is the result of climate change, …

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New online tool predicts risk of post-surgical complications

[ad_1] Heart attack, renal failure, stroke. These are just a few of the life-threatening complications that patients are at risk of experiencing after surgery. Jefferson researchers have now developed an easy-to-use web-based tool that predicts the risk of post-surgical complications such as kidney failure and strokes. The model can help …

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Teens: tips for setting curfews

[ad_1] SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics: “How to Develop a Family Media Use Plan,” “Staying Out Late and Curfew.” Mary Francine, parent, Suwanee, GA. National Youth Rights Association: “State-specific curfew laws”. CDC: “Sleep in Middle and High School Students”. Yolanda Lynch, parent, Suwanee, GA. Nusheen Ameenuddin, pediatrician, Mayo Clinic; Chairman, …

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Why is liver cancer deadlier for black patients?

[ad_1] By Denise Mann HealthDay reporter THURSDAY, February 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Black people with hepatitis C develop liver cancer earlier than people of other racial groups and the cancer is often more aggressive, but current screening guidelines may not not be large enough to detect these cases early, …

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