FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Having a daughter with autism is linked to an increased risk that younger siblings will also have the disorder, new research suggests.
And that’s especially true if the younger siblings are boys, the study authors said.
FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates.
From 1980 through 2014, more than 4.6 million…
FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — You may have heard that some new mothers choose to eat their own placenta after childbirth. But there’s no indication the trendy practice offers any health benefits, and some evidence it could prove dangerous, new research…
FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell appear to have an increased risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
The long-term study included nearly 3,000 participants, aged 57 to 85, who were tested on their ability to…
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– There’s no surefire way to prevent sports injuries. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Many sports-related injuries are related to overuse of certain joints and muscles, the academy says….
– Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. And black men are more likely to get the disease, and twice as likely to die from it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
The slow-growing disease often shows few or no symptoms…
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 — The FreeStyle Flash Glucose Monitoring System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the first sanctioned device to monitor blood sugar in adult diabetics without the need for a finger…
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 — Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns — but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals.
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease…
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 — Two new methods of genetic modification may reduce the risk of mosquitoes spreading the infectious disease malaria to people, researchers report.
Malaria kills more than 400,000 people worldwide each year. It’s a disease…