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Managing Food Allergies At School

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four-to-six-percent of children in the U.S. have a food allergy. Allergic reactions can be life-threatening and managing an allergy when a child is at school can be tough on parents. Doctor Sandra Hong with the Cleveland Clinic says communication is key.   Doctor Hong…

Death With Dignity Measure Pushed By California Lawmakers

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Undated) -- California lawmakers are announcing legislation to allow physicians to prescribe medications to hasten the death of terminally ill people. Patricia Gonzalez-Portillo is Communications Director for the California campaign of Compassion and Choices, a nonprofit organization committed to helping people have the best death possible.   Compassion and Choices has set up a fund…

Preemies Face Challenges In Romance, Becoming Independent

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Undated) -- Love doesn't come easy for people born prematurely, once they reach their 20s. That's the finding in a new study looking at the lifestyles of young people who were born preemies. Finnish researchers found preemies had less active sex lives than their full-term peers. More preemies also were still living at home with…

Pediatricians Group Modifies Stance On Medical Marijuana For Kids

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Undated) -- A leading physicians group is changing its stance on the use of medical marijuana for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics now says specially grown pot may be a treatment option for kids with severe seizure disorders. It also is pushing for such marijuana use to be decriminalized, and for cannabis to be…

Study: Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge Of Their Tumors

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Boston, MA) -- Women with breast cancer often don't know what kind of tumors they have. A new study published in the journal "Cancer" asked 500 women about their breast cancers. Researchers form the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Boston asked the women about the grade and stage of their tumors, and whether or not their…