Health

What's driving high pregnancy rates in Kenyan schools

During Kenya's national schools exams, an alarming number of girls were reported to be pregnant or in labour, and so couldn't take the exam. In just one county, 72 girls taking the exams were pregnant while 38 gave birth ...

Health

The U.S. health care system—a patchwork that no one likes

Almost all parties agree that the health care system in the U.S., which is responsible for about 17 percent of our GDP, is badly broken. Soaring costs, low quality, insurance reimbursements and co-payments confusing even ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study explores unemployment-depression links

The increased risk of mental illness for people who are unemployed is due to more than just financial hardship, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships

Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement savings, cut back on spending and sold assets to pay for expenses tied to the disease, according to ...

Pediatrics

Increased dwell time doesn't raise infection risk for PICCs

(HealthDay)—Infants with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not have increased risk of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) with increased dwell time, according to a study published online ...

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