Month: March 2014

Report: Autism starts in the womb

Researchers this week published a new report that indicates autism starts in the womb. Researchers examined brain tissue from children who died and had autism. The tissue revealed patches of disorganization […]

Poison centers warn of e-cigarette accidents

Poison centers are warning parents to keep the liquid nicotine they use in e-cigarettes away from children. The American Association of Poison Control Centers issued the warning Tuesday after reporting a […]

Medical conspiracy theories abound

Nearly half of Americans believe at least one medical conspiracy theory, with about 18 percent agreeing to three or more, according to a new study. For decades, medical conspiracy theories have […]

Many uninsured Americans plan to stay that way

About a third of uninsured Americans plan to stay uninsured, according to a new report by The reason they intend to remain uninsured? Cost. But about 70 percent of those planning […]

Harmful substances: sugar > marijuana

Americans consider sugar to be more harmful to their health than marijuana. A recent poll by NBC News and Wall Street Journal asked people which substance they think is most harmful […]

Anti-migraine tiara

Migraine relief may soon be on its way – from a tiara. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical device used to prevent migraines. Added bonus: the device […]

Cut the sugar calories

Time to cut the sugar from your diet. The World Health Organization’s new daily sugar intake guidelines say calories from sugar should be just 5 percent of a person’s total calories […]

Nutrition label makeover

Nutrition labels on food packages are getting a makeover. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels you’re accustomed to seeing. The new labels include bigger font […]

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