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  • Epilepsy drug in pregnancy tied to autism risk

    Epilepsy drug in pregnancy tied to autism risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark. Previous studies...
  • Probiotics: A gut-check on bacterial health

    Probiotics: A gut-check on bacterial health
    A fascinating, if disconcerting, fact: More than 100 trillion so-called good bacteria thrive in or on the human body. A sizable chunk of them maintain residence in the human digestive tract. Probiotics, live microorganisms that benefit their human host,...
  • How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple

    How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple
    Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...
  • One in 12 in military has clogged heart arteries

    One in 12 in military has clogged heart arteries
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. None of them had been...
  • Excerpt: 'Against Fairness' by Stephen T. Asma

    Excerpt: 'Against Fairness' by Stephen T. Asma
    Johnny Cash wrote that famous song about his first wife in 1956, when he was touring on the road and struggling to stay faithful. The song "I Walk the Line" is about the sacrifices and the devotions of love — the profound lengths to which we...
  • Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies

    Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite public health progress in cutting calories, as well as salt and fat from fast foods and supermarket products, neighborhood restaurants are still packing big helpings of each into their meals, a trio of studies suggests....
  • AMA to offices: Don't make workers sit all day!

    AMA to offices: Don't make workers sit all day!
    “Get off your butts,” the nation’s doctors said Tuesday, as the American Medical Assn. adopted a new policy on sitting in the workplace. Citing mounting evidence that sitting for extended periods of time is really bad for you, the...
  • Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt

    Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt
    Since 2008, when a group of physicians drew a hypothetical link between Lyme disease and autism, a growing number of patient activists have embraced the belief that the hallmark neuropsychiatric symptoms of autism may spring from the body's immune...
  • Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys

    Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys
    As the use of hormone reduction therapy becomes increasingly common in the treatment of prostate cancer, a new study has linked the practice to an increased risk of acute kidney injury. In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Study links BPA, obesity in kids

    Study links BPA, obesity in kids
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids and teens that had higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine were more likely to be overweight or obese, in a new nationally-representative U.S. study. The findings can't prove BPA - which has been banned...
  • Studies expand on soda's role in growing obesity

    Studies expand on soda's role in growing obesity
    As public health leaders step up their efforts to temper Americans' thirst for sugar-sweetened beverages, a new set of published studies has found that removing sugary drinks from kids' diets slows weight gain in heavy teens and reduces the odds that...