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Eczema woes not just skin deep

Eczema wreaks havoc on its sufferers' lives with health problems that are more than skin deep. Adults who have eczema—a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood—have higher rates of smoking, drinking ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Rihanna eases kids' pain after surgery

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing—or audio books—had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery, according to a new Northwestern ...

Jan 08, 2015
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Higher blood clot risk in longer surgeries

The longer the duration of surgery, the higher the risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative national study of the risk across all surgical procedures.

Dec 03, 2014
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Heavier newborns show academic edge in school

Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new Northwestern University research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Smoking is a pain in the back

If you want to avoid chronic back pain, put out the cigarette. A new Northwestern Medicine® study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping ...

Nov 03, 2014
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