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CDC: 1 in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism

CDC: 1 in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say. The number of children in the United States with autism spectrum disorder has jumped dramatically since 2007, federal health officials reported Wednesday. continue reading »

A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's. There's more troubling news for America's aging population: continue reading »

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade. Football has been blamed for a growing number of injuries among young players in the past decade, continue reading »

Spanish Researchers Examine New Mechanism for Development of Cancer

Spanish Researchers Examine New Mechanism for Development of Cancer

A team of Spanish researchers has examined a new mechanism contributing to the development of various tumors, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The results, published in Nature Genetics, link cancer fo continue reading »

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

One in 10 say they follow pediatricians' advice 'only occasionally;' most likely to ignore guidance on discipline, sleep, watching TV — U-M's National Poll on Children's Health continue reading »

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says. The spring allergy season is off to an early start and allergy sufferers need to take action to prevent symptoms, an expert says. continue reading »

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common. The latest U.S. cancer statistics find that 1.5 million new cases of invasive cancer were diagnosed among Americans continue reading »

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the Nation. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found continue reading »

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds. About one in every 50 heterosexual Americans living in poorer urban neighborhoods is infected with HIV, th continue reading »

Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says. Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever continue reading »