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Health Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth
A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.
Health FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.
Health Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.
Health IBM's Watson to help sequence cancer DNA IBM's Watson to help sequence cancer DNA
IBM said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center mainly to help sequence DNA for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults.
Health Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees
It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.
Health WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar
The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
Health Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
Health Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a snack maker? Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a snack maker?
Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.