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Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 03:22 PM PST

DNA Scan Uncovers 18 Genes Newly Associated With Autism

DNA Scan Uncovers 18 Genes Newly Associated With Autism

A new genetic analysis has uncovered 18 genes associated with autism, NBC News reported. The study observed people with autism and their relatives, and found that people with autism often had dozens of...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 05:10 AM PST

Birth Defects Rise 20 Times in Zika-Affected Pregnancies: CDC

Birth Defects Rise 20 Times in Zika-Affected Pregnancies: CDC

Babies in Zika-affected pregnancies in the United States are about 20 times more likely to have birth defects compared with the proportion of pregnancies seen in 2013-2014, before Zika was introduced into the...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 04:40 AM PST

About 680,000 Baby Rattles Recalled Over Choking Hazard

About 680,000 Baby Rattles Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Hundreds of thousands of baby rattles made by Kids II have been recalled due to the possibility that small beads can pose a choking hazard if part of the rattles break. Kids II has received 42 reports of...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 09:17 AM PST

Click for Candy: How Online Retailers Boost Impulse Buys

Click for Candy: How Online Retailers Boost Impulse Buys

Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online. Part of the worry for...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 03:03 PM PST

Colon, Rectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials

Colon, Rectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials

A new study by the American Cancer Society is showing a shocking increase in cancer among millennials. People in their 20s and 30s have double the risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer, as well as quadruple...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 08:39 AM PST

New Help for That Bane of Middle-Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

New Help for That Bane of Middle-Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest surgical repair for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. Dr. Shilpa Rose says the Raindrop inlay won't restore vision...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 08:44 AM PST

Gene Therapy to Fight a Blood Cancer Succeeds in Major Study

Gene Therapy to Fight a Blood Cancer Succeeds in Major Study

An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 12:55 AM PST

Trans Students Face ‘Detrimental’ Health Effects: Experts

Trans Students Face ‘Detrimental’ Health Effects: Experts

LGBTQ advocates say President Donald Trump sent a worrying message after his administration withdrew Obama administration's guidance on transgender students protections in public schools. "It makes me feel...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 04:14 AM PST

Study Builds Case Linking Autism, Infections During Pregnancy

Study Builds Case Linking Autism, Infections During Pregnancy

Women with active genital herpes infections early in their pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism than women who did not, according to a study released Wednesday. NBC News reported that the...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 05:59 PM PST

Texas Can't Slash Medicaid Funds for Planned Parenthood: Judge

Texas Can't Slash Medicaid Funds for Planned Parenthood: Judge

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the...

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