More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 — The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report.
Children living in extreme poverty…
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Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 — Children of gay fathers are as well-adjusted as kids of heterosexual parents, a new survey finds.
Roughly 31,000 male couples are raising children in the United States, and little is known about the well-being of those…
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Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 — Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.
Researchers found that children living in…
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Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 — A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.
“Students who are victimized are more likely to exhibit aggressive…
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Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 — Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.
The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen…
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'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 — Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.
Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wandering…
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Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 — In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests.
The Dutch study can’t prove cause-and-effect, and certainly not every depressed senior is headed for dementia….
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If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 — If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you’re not hungry, maybe you’re just bored instead, new research suggests.
British researchers conducted two experiments to see how boredom affects people’s…
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Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 — Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, researchers say.
The Boston University researchers surveyed more than…
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Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 — Black women who like to wear their hair pulled back tightly may be increasing their risk of hair loss, new research suggests.
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore reviewed 19 studies and…
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