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Online House Calls Prove Effective for Parkinson’s Patients

A new study shows that consultations with specialists conducted via the web can be effective in caring for people with Parkinson’s disease. The findings are especially promising for people who do not live near urban and academic centers where specialists are typically located. Published today in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, senior author and neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A. saw…

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Police Use Tall New SUVs to Look Down On Texting Drivers

Police in New York are using tall new SUVs to get a birds-eye view into cars while looking for texting drivers. The unmarked vehicles allow officers to check for cell phones on laps or held below window level that could not be seen from standard patrol cars. According the Associated Press, the 32 new SUVs are part of a program…

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AIDS Risk Children Should be Tested Soon After Birth – U.N.

Over 250,000 children are born with HIV every year and only a small portion of those children are tested for the virus and treated properly, according to the United Nations. The Executive director of UNAIDS, Michele Sidibe, is calling for diagnostic kits to be improved to better detect the virus in babies. He is also saying that the price of…

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Screen Time Linked to Sleep Problems, Especially With Autism

A recent study shows that having a television or a computer in the bedroom leads to less sleep at night, especially for boys with autism. The study tested the theory on boys with autism as well as another group of boys. The results showed that boys with autism lost out on nearly twice as much sleep, or an average of…

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