Brain Overgrowth in Tots Is Linked to Autism

Brain Overgrowth in Tots Is Linked to Autism

The brains of children who have autism spectrum disorder are larger than those of other children, a difference that seems to arise before ...
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Airborne Mad Cow Disease Possible, But Unlikely

Airborne Mad Cow Disease Possible, But Unlikely

Prions, the proteins that cause mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder, aren’t just spread through contaminated food — a new animal study suggests ...
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Most High School Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise, CDC Reports

Most High School Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise, CDC Reports

Most high school kids are not getting enough exercise, but more boys than girls are meeting official recommendations, according to a new report ...
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Is the 17 Day Diet Just Another Weight-Loss Gimmick?

Is the 17 Day Diet Just Another Weight-Loss Gimmick?

First it was the Atkins and South Beach diets, and then it was the Dukan Diet. But now, “The 17 Day Diet” (Free ...
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Lead Exposure May Delay Puberty in Girls

Lead Exposure May Delay Puberty in Girls

Exposure to lead during childhood may delay the onset of puberty in young girls, with higher doses increasing the chance for later maturation, ...
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The Healthy Geezer: Does Mercury Cause Cancer?

The Healthy Geezer: Does Mercury Cause Cancer?

Question: Can you get cancer from eating fish that contains mercury? High levels of mercury exposure can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, ...
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11% of Infants Born Preterm Worldwide

11% of Infants Born Preterm Worldwide

One in nine babies around the world is born before the full term of pregnancy, and although these preterm births occur primarily in ...
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Severe Morning Sickness Linked to Preterm Births

Severe Morning Sickness Linked to Preterm Births

In some women, morning sickness might be an indicator of more serious later-pregnancy complications, including preterm delivery, a new study says. In the ...
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More Money and No Dad Could Mean Early Puberty in Girls

More Money and No Dad Could Mean Early Puberty in Girls

Girls who come from higher-income households and don’t live with their dads are more likely to enter puberty earlier than average, a new ...
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