News tagged with family

Young offenders exhibit disastrous health profiles

Young people serving time in youth detention or serving community-based orders have extremely high rates of substance dependence, poor mental health and engage in risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.

Dec 10, 2013
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New report on five-year-olds and their families

Growing Up in Ireland published new findings from the national study of almost 9,000 five-year-olds and their families. The report was recently launched by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald.

Dec 04, 2013
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Exercise beneficial for dementia

Exercise may benefit older people with dementia by improving their cognitive functioning and ability to carry out everyday activities, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the au ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Surviving survival

With advances in the treatment of childhood brain tumors, more children, some say up to 90 percent, survive and the numbers of caregivers have increased as have the demands placed upon them. Usually their caregivers are their ...

Nov 28, 2013
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SC free clinic model now replicated nationwide

What began two decades ago on Hilton Head Island as a free clinic using retired physicians and volunteers to care for the working poor has become a model for dozens of similar clinics nationwide. There are now 96 Volunteers ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Family doc finds mid-level providers increase revenue

(HealthDay)—Hiring mid-levels—physicians assistants and nurse practitioners—can improve productivity, resulting in increased physician take-home pay, according to an article published Nov. 10 in Medical Ec ...

Nov 26, 2013
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