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Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females

Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females

Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence among boys. A protective effect in females may help explain one of the biggest mysteries of autism continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic and Black Women Remain Less Aware of Heart Disease Risks

STUDY: Hispanic and Black Women Remain Less Aware of Heart Disease Risks

A new survey suggests that while public health campaigns have prompted a growing number of American women to recognize that heart disease is the biggest risk to their well-being, a racial gap in awareness remains as wide as ever. continue reading »

Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Two studies suggest television can have a profound impact on children's behavior. Two studies, one from the United States and the other from New Zealand, continue reading »

Bird Flu Outbreak in Guanajuanto, Mexico - More than 1 Million Chickens Exposed

Bird Flu Outbreak in Guanajuanto, Mexico - More than 1 Million Chickens Exposed

The outbreak of bird flu detected in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato is confined to 12 farms on which there are more than 1 million chickens, the Senasica national agricultural health service reported on Monday. continue reading »

Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Study found first raised risk by 86 percent, while second increased it by 39 percent. Young adults and teens who smoke, are obese and have high blood suga continue reading »

Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels. Levels of ozone and of air pollution are directly linked to heart attacks, continue reading »

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Failure

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Failure

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked synthetic marijuana to sixteen cases of unexplained kidney failure. On Thursday, a new study reported that a specific chemical was found in the marijuana that is responsible for serious side effects, reports KGW.com. continue reading »

New “Bionic Eye” Device Helps Blind People See

New “Bionic Eye” Device Helps Blind People See

A “bionic eye” has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help those who are completely blind to see again, to a certain extent. continue reading »

CDC: Flu Levels Finally Drop

CDC: Flu Levels Finally Drop

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows. Flu activity continued to decrease in many areas of the United States during the week ending Feb. 9, federal health officials reported Friday. continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  CDC Contraception Study Highlights Latina Need for Access

HISPANIC HEALTH:  CDC Contraception Study Highlights Latina Need for Access

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national organization working on behalf the 24 million Latinas, their families and communities in the U.S. continue reading »