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Autism Linked to Placenta Abnormalities

A new finding could enable detect of increased risk of autism at birth, which could enable early treatment or interventions

April 26, 2013 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

Many Colonoscopies for Seniors Carry Unnecessary Risks

Colon cancer usually progresses slowly, so early detection is less likely to benefit older adults. Also, colonoscopies come with a risk of perforation of the intestine, bleeding or incontinence...

March 12, 2013 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

Overworked Doctors May Jeopardize Patient Safety

A new study finds that 40 percent of physicians in hospitals report that, at least once a month, they took on more patients than they could safely handle. The results suggest that hospitals need to evaluate doctors' workloads and create standards for safety...

January 29, 2013 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Car Crashes More Deadly for Obese Drivers

Morbidly obese individuals—those with a BMI of 40 and above—were 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash, according to a study published in Emergency Medical Journal

January 22, 2013 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Child Car-Seat Rules Mostly Ignored

Particularly common mistakes: children over age seven were seldom seated in a booster seat and by ages eight to 10 a quarter of kids were already sitting in the front seat

August 7, 2012 — Susan E. Matthews and MyHealthNewsDaily

Would the NYC Soda Ban Help Us Count Calories?

New York City's proposed ban on large drinks could reduce calorie consumption if 40 percent of people comply, and do not feel the need to purchase several smaller-size drinks at once

July 24, 2012 — MyHealthNewsDaily

Why We Sunburn

A molecular signal that triggers sunburns helps the body remove sun-damaged cells before they trigger cancer. The findings could lead to new treatments for psoriasis and other inflammatory responses...

July 9, 2012 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

1 in 4 Couples Share HPV Strains

Human papillomavirus spreads quickly between two people in a new relationship. Screening is advised because the virus is known to cause cervical cancer

July 2, 2012 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Coffee May Help Protect against Skin Cancer

At least three cups of caffeinated coffee a day appear to protect against basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, but more studies are necessary to confirm the association...

July 2, 2012 — Anna Azvolinsky and MyHealthNewsDaily

9 Percent of Older Adults Have Osteoporosis

The new estimate is based on measurements taken at the hip and lower part of the spine, not just the hip as in a previous major study. In some, osteoporosis may be present at only one site...

April 26, 2012 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

Women Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men Do

Future research is needed to find out the exact causes of pain perception differences, and which ones would be best to target for more effective pain control

January 23, 2012 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily
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