Study finds common presence of nightmares among U.S. military personnel
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  March 15, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Mobile phone reminders linked with incentives can raise child immunization rates in rural IndiaMobile phone reminders linked with incentives can raise child immunization rates in rural India
 
In a study conducted in rural India, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers working in collaboration with Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha, a nonprofit Indian organization focused on child health, have found that mobile phone reminders linked with incentives such as free talk time minutes work better than phone alerts alone to improve childhood immunization rates in poor communities.
 
   What is Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)?What is Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)?
 
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) is characterized by a severely impaired immune response and frequent, severe infections.
 
   School, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental healthSchool, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental health
 
More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. "Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends, and family," says researcher Anders Bakken.
 
 E-cigarette use exposes adolescents to potentially cancer-causing chemicals
 
E-cigarette use exposes adolescents to potentially cancer-causing chemicalsAdolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.
 
 
 Researchers show role for predictive biomarker in neonatal chronic lung disease pathogenesis
 
Researchers show role for predictive biomarker in neonatal chronic lung disease pathogenesisExtremely low birth-weight babies are at risk for a chronic lung disease called bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD.
 
 
 Genetic heart mutations account for fewer sudden and unexplained infant deaths
 
Genetic heart mutations account for fewer sudden and unexplained infant deathsResearchers have discovered that heart disease caused by genetic mutations account for significantly fewer sudden and unexplained deaths of infants than previously reported.
 
 
 Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies
 
Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policiesNearly all school nurses participating in a national survey (96 percent) reported that staff at their school received training on handling severe allergic reactions to food. Over 80 percent asserted that their school had an emergency epinephrine auto-injector on hand to stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.