Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations

SATURDAY, March 31, 2018 — Scientists who found a way to use amniotic fluid to sequence the entire genome of a fetus say the breakthrough could significantly increase detection of genetic conditions during pregnancy.
Researchers tweaked a common…
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Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds.
Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students — 90 percent who were working on their…
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Brain Cell Development Differs in Those With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Neurons in a brain area involved with social and emotional behavior normally increase as children become adults, but this does not occur in people with autism, new research contends.
Instead, children with autism spectrum…
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had emergency open-heart surgery to replace a heart valve, TMZ reports.
According to the celebrity-news agency, sources close to Schwarzenegger say the…
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With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Spring continues to take the bite out of this year’s brutal flu season, new numbers show.
For starters: yet another drop was seen in doctor visits, and less severe strains of influenza are becoming ever more dominant.
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ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Many emergency room doctors underestimate how often they prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers, new research shows.
But they pare back those pills when they see their real numbers, according to the University…
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More Women Die of Lung Cancer in 2 U.S. 'Hot Spots'

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Lung cancer death rates among women have fallen in much of the United States, but have increased in two regions where smoking is more common, a new study finds.
The first cluster or “hot spot” comprises 669 counties in…
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Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 — Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new Endocrine Society guideline says.
Hirsutism — the growth of unwanted…
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