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Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Tied to ADHD, study finds

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Tied to ADHD, study finds

A new study has found an association between pregnant women who take acetaminophen, the most commonly used medication for pain and fever, and a higher risk of ADHD in their children. While the new findings are bound to raise concerns among expectant mothers, physicians say there’s no reason for alarm and stress that the findings are preliminary and further investigation ... Read More »

Vegetarian diet may lower your blood pressure, Study

Vegetarian diet may lower your blood pressure, Study

Eating a vegetarian diet is associated with reductions in blood pressure on par with adopting the DASH (low-sodium) diet, and roughly half that of starting pharmaceutical treatment, a new meta-analysis suggests High blood pressure contributes to a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disorders and other health problems. For many people, the only treatment has been medication, but that ... Read More »

illness paralyzes five Californian kids

illness paralyzes five Californian kids

A mysterious polio-like illness has baffled physicians and public health officials in California after the syndrome affected up to 25 children in the state, leaving them with one or more paralyzed limbs and a bad prognosis. Those kids infected with the unidentified illness that doctors are comparing to polio suffer severe weakness or paralysis in their arms or legs, leaving ... Read More »

Chang Ho Lee : doctor admits to scamming Medicare out of $13 million

Chang Ho Lee : doctor admits to scamming Medicare out of $13 million

Dr. Chang Ho Lee, 68, of Palisades Park, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to health care fraud and agreed to forfeit more than $3.4 million in fraud proceeds. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York, Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos of the FBI’s ... Read More »

News drug for heavy drinkers

News drug for heavy drinkers

A drug used for epilepsy and migraines may help some heavy drinkers cut back. About a fourth of people twelve and older say they’ve had five or more alcohol drinks on one occasion in the past month, and at least seven percent say they drink that much at least five days a month. Read More »

Radiation-Free Cancer Scans, study finds

Radiation-Free Cancer Scans

As a way to avoid heavy radiation exposure during cancer detection, scientists from Stanford University’s School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital have demonstrated that MRI-based imaging techniques are just as effective as conventional scanning methods, but bring none of the risks. Read More »

Researchers Grow Human Lung (Video)

Researchers Grow Human Lung

With the sheer number of people waiting in the organ donor list for a viable lung, medical researchers have been hard pressed to come up with a method to keep up with the demand. Scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston have finally succeeded in growing a pair of human lungs in a lab. Read More »

Earwax can determine person’s ethnic origin : Study – Report

Earwax can determine person's ethnic origin

Scientists from the Monell Center have used analytical organic chemistry to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax. Further, they found that the amounts of these compounds differ between individuals of East Asian origin and Caucasians. The findings suggest that human earwax, an easily obtained bodily secretion, could be an overlooked source of personal information. Read More »

Autism added costs estimated at $17,000 per year : Report

Autism added costs estimated at $17,000 per year

The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year — with school systems footing much of the bill, a new U.S. study estimates. Researchers found that compared to kids without autism, those with the disorder had higher costs for doctor visits and prescriptions — an extra $3,000 a year, on average. But the ... Read More »

Teen pregnancy & mental illness link : Study

Teen pregnancy & mental illness link : Study

A first-of-its-kind research examining trends in fertility rates among girls with mental illness finds that young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness. In a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers examined live birth rates in Ontario from 1999 to 2009 in 4.5 million ... Read More »

Drug reverses autism brain activity in mice, new study shows

Drug reverses autism brain activity in mice, new study shows

A COMMONLY used blood pressure drug may hold the key to ‘curing’ autism, a French study has found. In a paper published today in the journal Science, researchers in Marseille suggest that a generic diuretic long used to treat fluid retention among sufferers of high blood pressure may help treat the complex neuro-developmental disorder. Read More »