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A new study has found that teenagers diagnosed with ADHD in their early childhood are at a greater risk of developing mental health issues, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and car accidents. The findings call for better monitoring of health risks in teens with ADHD.
Democrats presented the Patients First health care package in State House yesterday, which contains four bills. The package aims to bring down the drug costs to people who live in Maine. The package will also protect patients from surprise medical bills and unnecessary fees.
Some researchers believe that the flu is a much bigger threat than the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has affected 7 Americans so far. The new coronavirus has sickened more than 11,791 and killed 259 people in China. Experts said that the flu has killed nearly 10,000 Americans since October 2019.
A new study has found that the standard test used for the diagnosis of autism is less reliable than previously thought, suggesting clinicians to make the diagnosis based on clinical assessments and wearable devices, such as smartphones. The study found that the widely used diagnostic tool for autism could provide a false-positive result.
South Dakota Republicans have introduced a bill stating that medical professionals who provide health care services to transgender people under 18 years of age could face up to 10 years of imprisonment. Doctors providing gender-transition treatments for minors could face a Class 4 felony.
Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter that he would propose a law that could establish the state’s own generic prescription drug label. His proposal is an effort to take power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies that have skyrocketed the prices of prescription drugs.
A new study conducted by the researchers of UC, San Francisco, has found that people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to develop chronic lung disease of COPD. The study also found that people who use both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes are even more likely to receive COPD diagnosis.