A Child’s Autism Risk May Increase With Exposure To These Pollutants

By | Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:51

A new study has identified two air toxins as potential risk factors for autism.

Adolescent Hearing Loss

We Need Better Screening For Adolescent Hearing Loss

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:31

Most subjective screening tests fail to identify problems with hearing in teenagers and should be tailored toward adolescent hearing loss.

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A Lot Of Kids With Behavioral Issues Can’t Sleep At Night

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:19

Sleep difficulties are not uncommon among toddlers receiving treatment for a range of psychiatric conditions.


People With Kidney Stones Face Higher Bone Fracture Risk

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:26

Though uncommon, kidney stones pose a significantly greater risk for bone fractures later in life than not having stones.


'Swingers' Share More Than Multiple Partners

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:30

Dutch doctors say "these so-called 'swingers'" use too many recreational drugs, lowering their inhibitions and leading to a high risk for STDs.


What Makes The Deadliest Cancers So Deadly?

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:19

Here's a run-through of the cancers causing the most deaths and why.

Online Color Challenge

Take This Test To Find Out How Well You See Color

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:14

The Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test can help you determine how well you see color.

Music Therapy

Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:00

Music therapy could be more efficient and cost-effective in treating young people with depression compared to antidepressants.

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Learning More About Lymph Nodes Could Help Develop New Cancer Drugs

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:49

When recognizing a threat, dendritic cells make a molecule called CLEC-2, and this instructs the cells lining the lymph nodes to expand, thus allowing for an influx of disease-fighting cells.


Man Fakes A Coma For 2 Years To Avoid Going To Court

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:59

A man from Wales faked paralysis and pretended to be in a coma for two years so police couldn't charge him with stealing money from his sick and elderly neighbor.

Prenatal Drug Exposure

If You Snorted Cocaine While Pregnant, Your Baby's Cry Could Show It

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:00

The damage caused by prenatal cocaine exposure could be diagnosed using a certain acoustic characteristic of an infant's cry, known as "hyperphonation."


Self-Harm As A Teenager Sets A Trajectory For Life

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:00

Self-harming teens are more likely than others to encounter difficulties, including at school and at work, later in life.


How Much Sleep You Get Ups Ulcerative Colitis Risk

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:05

Sleep is instrumental for maintaining the body's immune system, and there's a sweet spot where your disease risk is lowest.


Ladies, Your Eggs Could Be Tied To Heart Disease Risk

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:17

A woman's egg count and the length of her telomeres could be used to diagnose her risk of developing heart disease before menopause.

Binge drinking

Fellas, Binge Drinking Now May Affect Your Blood Pressure Later

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:43

In young adult men, binge drinking increases the risk of developing hypertension by 1.7 times, says a new study.