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Gallup: One in three skip the dentist

Gallup: One in three skip the dentist

About one in three U.S. adults say they did not visit the dentist at some point in the past 12 months. The 64.7% in 2013 who said they did visit the dentist at least once in the previous year is essentially unchanged from the rate found in 2008. Women are more likely than men to report visiting the dentist annually. Read More »

Autism and GI Issues, New study

Autism and GI Issues, New study

A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine indicates that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal (GI) complaints compared with peers, are more than three times as prone to experience constipation and diarrhea than peers, and complain ... Read More »

Calling girls ‘fat’ may increase obesity risk, study finds

Calling girls 'fat' may increase obesity risk, study finds

Researchers have completed a study that may link young girls that have been called “fat” and obesity as they grow older. Over 2000 young girls were part of the study. At age 10, the girls answered the question, “have any of these people told you that you were too fat: father, mother, brother, sister, best girlfriend, boy you like best, ... Read More »

Antidepressants and Suicide Risk in Kids, Report

Antidepressants and Suicide Risk in Kids, Report

High doses of antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal behavior in children and young adults, according to a new study. New research reveals that kids and young adults who start antidepressant therapy at high doses rather than average doses seem to be at greater risk of suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of treatment. Previous research by the ... Read More »

Statins may lead some patients to pig out, study shows

Statins may lead some patients to pig out, study shows

People who take the common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may feel a false sense of security and eat a bit more, according to a new study. Researchers found that U.S. adults taking statins in 1999-2000 were eating fewer calories than people not taking the drugs, but statin users were eating about the same amount as non-users by 2009-2010. Read More »

12th Annual statewide walk for autism (Video)

12th Annual statewide walk for autism (Video)

April is autism awareness month. Four separate walks statewide attracted 500 people to help educate the community on this disorder. Spanning from Presque Isle, to Bangor, to Farmington and Biddeford; locals gathered to share their stories. The 12th annual statewide walk is hosted by the Autism Society of Maine. The walks help raise money for events throughout the year, like ... Read More »

Thousands show to ‘March for Babies’ 2014

Thousands show to 'March for Babies' 2014

Babies might not be able to walk very well, but luckily Houstonians are walking for them. More than 40,000 people attended the 43rd annual Houston March for Babies at the University of Houston Saturday morning The four-mile walk benefits the March of Dimes, which aims at helping all moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Read More »