New Research Shows Running Helps Children With Autism

Dusty Sweeney faces more obstacles than the average 16 year old. Diagnosed with autism at age 2, Dusty has limited verbal communication skills, and he will likely never be able to live on his own or hold a job. But, Dusty has picked up one habit that his mother, Katie Sweeney, hopes will make his […]

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On June 27, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy may increase autism risk

Scientists have long hypothesized that chemicals found in our environment play a role in causing autism. Research published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives supports that theory, finding children whose mothers are exposed to agricultural pesticides during pregnancy may be at increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, looked […]

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On June 25, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Teacher Dances Away 100 Pounds !!

(CNN) — In fall 2012, Roni Tarver was in a bad mood. The 5-foot-6-inch teacher weighed 235 pounds and suffered back pain almost constantly. She was popping 10 to 15 ibuprofen daily, which took a toll on her stomach. It didn’t help that she was on her feet most of the day and dealing with […]

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On June 3, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Pancreatic cancer second most deadly by 2030

  By 2030, the top cancer killers in the United States will be lung, pancreas and liver, according to a new report published Monday in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal. Lung cancer is already the top killer overall, but pancreatic and liver cancer will surpass the cancers currently considered the second and third […]

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On May 22, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years

  Alprazolam, the prescription sedative more commonly known by its brand name, Xanax, is being implicated in a spiraling number of emergency room visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over the past few years, the number of ER visits associated with misuse of the drug more than […]

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On May 22, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Breaththrough Helps a Paralyzed Man Move

LONDON –  Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three more patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it’s a promising development but warn the experimental treatment isn’t a cure. When […]

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On April 8, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

“Perfect Storm” for Allergy Sufferers?

The late arrival of spring coupled with high pollen counts throughout the U.S. may make this spring season especially difficult for asthma sufferers, according to one expert. “There are two things about this year’s season: It just came out that the pollen peaks will be a little bit delayed because of the severity of winter […]

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