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Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk
Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.
How Fast Food Leads to Health Problems
Did you hear that McDonald's is serving breakfast ALL DAY? While that may be fun and convenient, don't forget how fast food affects your health.
Healthy Habits After You Hit 40
Most doctors will say that your 40's are an important time for preventing health problems. Here’s some tips that can help you stay healthy.
What Cancer Patients Aren’t Talking About
During your doctor visits, there are some things you may not want to bring up. You may think they’re concerns your doctor can't help you with, or maybe you’re embarrassed to talk about them. Recent research looked at what topics cancer patients are willing to discuss with their doctors.
Blood Clots More Common in Smokers
Smokers may face a number of serious health problems, including a higher risk for blood clots in the legs.
A Connection Between Blood and the Brain?
Dementia is one of those tricky conditions that can be difficult to understand. There are likely many different factors contributing to dementia, and even something as seemingly unrelated as a blood disorder may be involved.
Take Care After Brain Bleed
Living through a brain bleed may provide a second chance to quit smoking. Kicking the habit and taking care of blood pressure and cholesterol can help keep these patients alive.
Athletic Cheaters Face New Test
After Lance Armstrong gave up his case against the US Anti-Doping Agency, the organization and similar ones around the world now have new, more effective tools to find blood dopers.
Antidepressants & Facelift Surgery
Past research suggested that antidepressants might factor into a bleeding risk after surgery. Facelift surgery appeared to be exempt after a recent evaluation.
Antidepressant Teams up Against Leukemia
Vitamin A derivatives, drugs known as retinoids , have been used successfully to treat certain types of leukemia. Not all forms of the disease respond to them, though. Scientists have discovered that adding another medication may overcome this resistance.