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23 Aug

Chemicals and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chemicals banned decades ago may be linked to increased autism risk today, study finds.

22 Aug

The impact a lousy job has on your health

Being unhappy at work in your 20s could lead to serious health problems in your 40s, study finds.

19 Aug

Type 2 Diabetes and Eye Sight

Omega-3 Fatty Acids may help prevent a serious, eye-threatening condition, study finds

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of power morcellators -- cutting tools used in minimally invasive gynecological procedures -- has dropped significantly for hysterectomies since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned against their use two years ago, a new study finds.

Power morcellators have small blades that ro...

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ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a higher percentage of black children show the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than white kids, they are less likely to be diagnosed or treated for the disorder, researchers report.

The new study showed a similar trend when it came to Hispanic children: They w...

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  • August 23, 2016
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Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A quick genetic test might one day help doctors determine within hours whether a baby's fever is from a virus or a serious bacterial infection.

"Doctors have great difficulty in distinguishing whether a child with a high fever has a bacterial or viral infection on clinical features alone," s...

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  • August 23, 2016
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Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cases of life-threatening sepsis could be recognized and treated long before it causes severe illness or death, U.S. health officials report.

Sepsis, or septicemia, occurs when the body has an extreme response to an infection. Without prompt treatment, organ failure can quickly follow.

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  • August 23, 2016
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Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus.

The virus has been most closely linked to a birth defect called microcephaly -- an abnormally small head and an underdeveloped brain, the authors of a new study said.

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  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 23, 2016
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Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most new moms in the United States begin breast-feeding their babies at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, a new study finds.

In 2013, eight out of 10 newborns started out breast-feeding, which shows most mothers want to breast-feed and try to do so, according to the 2016 B...

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