Working With Your School Nurse

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 18 percent of kids have a chronic health condition, such as asthma or allergies. If your child is one of them, working successfully with your school’s nurse will help keep him or her safe. Because a good chunk of a child’s day is spent in school, it’s…

Are You Sure That’s What the Doctor Said About Your Leukemia?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The stress of a frightening leukemia diagnosis may impede clear doctor-patient communication, a new study suggests. Patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) tend to view their illness and prognosis through a different lens from their doctors, researchers say. Investigators found that patients are inclined to…

Treeless Tropics, More Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Deforestation doesn’t just strip the landscape. In tropical regions, it may also lead to more disease-carrying mosquitoes, University of Florida researchers say. “Converting pristine tropical forests into areas for agriculture or other uses creates a habitat for the mosquitoes that transmit human diseases,” lead study author Nathan Burkett-Cadena…