More kids placed in foster care due to parents’ drug use
The number of cases of children entering the foster care system due to parental drug use has more than doubled since 2000, according to research published  in JAMA Pediatrics. Read more
Why is women’s Alzheimer’s risk higher than men’s?
Scientists are beginning to understand why Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men and why the disease seems to progress more quickly in women’s brains. The explanation appears to involve social, biological and genetic differences, researchers reported Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles. Read more
Simple ways to prevent falls in older adults
As we age, the risk of falling increases and becomes increasingly perilous. A fall can be a real health setback for a frail, elderly person. And, more older adults are dying from falls today than 20 years ago. A recent study showed that more than 25,000 U.S. adults age 75 or... Read more
How to pick a doctor — or break up with one
Finding a good primary care doctor can feel a little bit like dating. It’s awkward. Your expectations are high. You know it’s rough out there, but you’re still secretly hoping to find the one. So where do you begin? Just like dating, finding a doctor you click with is all... Read more
Juul doesn’t need to advertise to young people
Following intense scrutiny from public health professionals and the government, Juul announced it would try to reach fewer young people with its advertising in the U.S. The company terminated its Instagram and Facebook accounts. However, according to a study  in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control, and interviews with several researchers,... Read more

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