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A provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows insurers to charge smokers higher premiums may have discouraged smokers from signing up for insurance, undercutting a major goal of the law, according to a study published this month.

source: The Washington Post

Good news for parents who have struggled to get their kids to take their fingers out of their mouths: nail biting and thumb-sucking might have health benefits. Those habits, scientists found in a recent study, were linked to less risk of allergies to a host of things —...

source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Broccoli continues drawing attention as a natural way to fight cancer, with a University of Pittsburgh study demonstrating its potential to prevent development of a second tobacco-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in...

source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new study revealed that patients with resistant hypertension and also suffering from sleep apnea were more likely to experience ischemic heart events and congestive heart failure than patients with sleep apnea and non-resistant hypertension.

source: Nature World News

Academy Members Jose Gurrola II, MD, and Robert Reed, MD, are quoted. Swimmers know how uncomfortable it is to get water up the nose but, for people with chronic nasal issues, water can be the least of their concerns. When someone suffers from nasal trouble such as severe...

source: Digital Trends

Academy Member Michael Hoffer, MD, is quoted. The good news for Ruth, and other students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, is that help, in the form of new treatments, a new concussion center at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital...

source: Miami Herald


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