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Privately Insured Americans Experiencing Rise in Diabetes Diagnosis

Approximately 8.8 percent of insured Americans had diabetes or had a doctor tell them they were at risk for the disease in 2012 according to a new report by HCCI ... more »
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Experience of Acupuncture Eases Cancer Drugs’ Side Effects

The results of a recent clinical trial may offer the hope of relief from the distresses of cancer drugs by the experience of acupuncture. ... more »
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Fruit Fly Study Reveals Possible Key to Autism

Some of the classic characteristics of the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) describe a state of sensory overload - colors are too bright, light too intense, sounds too vivid, touch too acute, and odors that overwhelm. ... more »
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Father's Diabetes May Cause Low Birth Weight

  Babies with a low birth weight are likely to have a father with late-onset diabetes, according to new research. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, this is one of the first studies to use information from the large, long-term study, UK Biobank.  ... more »
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Erectile Dysfunction Drug Relieves Menstrual Cramps

A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) relieves menstrual cramps, according to a new study published in the medical journal Human Reproduction, without causing side effects. ... more »
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Personal Care Products Put Babies at Risk for Exposure to Parabens and Phthalates

Shampoos, lotions, and other baby care products expose babies and toddlers to potentially harmful substances at a great rate, according to a new study. ... more »
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Oxytocin May Improve Social Functioning of Children with Autism

A single dose of oxytocin enhances brain activity while children with autism engage in social information, according to results of a recent study performed by researchers from Yale University. ... more »
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Scientists Develop New Method to Understand Chlamydia

Scientists have developed a new way to track the activity of a microbe and the response of its intended host cell. ... more »
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Expecting Quality Sleep: Healthy Diet Regulates Body’s Sleep and Wake Cycle

The interesting findings of a recent study suggests that everyone - pregnant or not - may enjoy better quality sleep if we pay closer attention to counting calories rather than counting sheep. ... more »
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ADHD: Real Diagnosis or Provocative Sales Pitch?

It's been more than 50 years since Dr. Keith Conners first started hiscampaign to convince other doctors and parents that the 'bad seed' kidmay actually suffer a neurological disorder. His message was heard andnow he regrets it. ... more »

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