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Facebook's controversies now extend to health and medicine issues – STAT

This story first appeared in “Go West,” STAT’s weekly newsletter about West Coast life sciences, health care, and biotech. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. The Facebook controversies have come to the world of health and medicine. After last year’s scandals involving Cambridge Analytica and Russian trolls, this time the controversies concern anti-vaccine information… Read More »

Infants not getting full-night sleep by 6 to 12 months old not more prone to issues later: study

A new study determined no link between an infant’s interrupted sleep patterns and developmental issues.   (womenshealth.gov) A new study published last month in the journal “Pediatrics” said parents need not fret if their infants aren’t getting a full night’s sleep by the time they’ve reached by 6 months and one year of age, Sleep Review… Read More »

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

(Reuters Health) – – As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say. After a four-year trial of online pre-race screening and education of non-professional runners in South Africa, rates of overall… Read More »