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CDC: 1 in 68 Kids Has Autism

CDC: 1 in 68 Kids Has Autism

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One in 68 kids has autism, according to new study that suggests the developmental disorder is on the rise.The sobering new stat, based on 2010 data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio…

‘WhatsAppitis’ Cited in Distinguished Medical Journal

‘WhatsAppitis’ Cited in Distinguished Medical Journal

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Spanish woman who used her phone for more than six hours, exerting “continuous movements with both thumbs to send messages,” has been diagnosed with “WhatAppItis,” or injuries relating to overuse of the popular social m…

Naked Yoga Class: No Clothes Allowed

Naked Yoga Class: No Clothes Allowed

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Is your yoga routine insufficiently liberating? The yoga studio Bold & Naked in New York City is pushing the workout frontier, offering classes where yogis strip themselves — literally — of all their insecurities. T…

CDC Releases Report on Hospital-Related Infections

CDC Releases Report on Hospital-Related Infections

Pixland/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The government says that about four percent of hospital patients contract an infection during the time they spend getting cared for.Yet, things are moving in the right direction with significant decreases of certain infec…

Subtle Message Change Can Significantly Alter Behavior

Subtle Message Change Can Significantly Alter Behavior

winnond/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People generally don’t like to be told what to do. However, by subtly rephrasing a message, they don’t seem to mind as much, particularly if it means being accepted into a group.Psychology researchers at the …

The Younger the Dad, the Better Looking the Child?

The Younger the Dad, the Better Looking the Child?

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Men, if you’re going to have children, procreate while you’re still reasonably young in order to increase the chance that they’ll be good looking.That’s the message from University of Vienn…

No Proof E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit

No Proof E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit

scyther5/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Electronic cigarettes as smoking-cessation tools? Don’t believe it, says one University of California, San Francisco researcher.Dr. Pamela Ling of the school’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Ed…

Bosses Need a Fair Shake Too

Bosses Need a Fair Shake Too

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(EAST LANSING, Mich) — It’s good to be a fair boss but it’s also a tough job.In fact, Russell E. Johnson, an assistant professor of management at Michigan State University, says that supervisors who consistentl…

Parents of Sick Teen Accused of Verbally Abusing Hospital Staff, Lose Custody

Parents of Sick Teen Accused of Verbally Abusing Hospital Staff, Lose Custody

John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — A Boston juvenile court judge has given the state of Massachusetts permanent custody of Justina Pelletier until the age of 18, issuing a ruling that chastised the parents accused of mismanaging…

Animal Feed to Be Free of Antibiotics, FDA Says

Animal Feed to Be Free of Antibiotics, FDA Says

Sandra Mu/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday came out with a big announcement about its efforts to remove antibiotics from animal feed. In what could be considered a big victory for the FDA, nearly all of the dr…

Dad Pulls Son’s Loose Tooth with Remote-Controlled Helicopter

Dad Pulls Son’s Loose Tooth with Remote-Controlled Helicopter

iStock/Thinkstock(DUBLIN) — When apples and door knobs are no match for the modern kid’s wobbly tooth, why not use modern technology to solve an age-old problem? One dad in Dublin did just that, coming to the rescue with dental floss and a remot…

Woman Feels ‘Wonderful’ After 10-Years-Younger Makeover

Woman Feels ‘Wonderful’ After 10-Years-Younger Makeover

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Glynette Ford has two daughters, a job she loves as a third-grade teacher and a happy marriage. Even with those blessings, however, Ford says she still loses sleep at night because of how she looks, or, rather, how ol…

Four Foods that Help Fight Allergies

Four Foods that Help Fight Allergies

iStock/Thinkstockby DAVID ZINCZENKO, ABC News Nutrition and Wellness EditorSpring is here! But although we’re all anxious for nice weather, some of us aren’t looking forward to trading flu season for allergy season. The headaches, itchy eyes, sne…

How Many Children Benefited from Lung Transplant Rule Tweak?

How Many Children Benefited from Lung Transplant Rule Tweak?

The Murnaghan Family(NEW YORK) — When Sarah Murnaghan’s parents fought to boost the dying girl’s access to an adult lung transplant, they said they hoped to help all children on the waiting list. But new data from the agency charged with a…

Teen Wanted Liposuction Until She Got It

Teen Wanted Liposuction Until She Got It

Katie McMahon(NEW YORK) — Kate McMahon was 10 years old when her mother told her she had “thunder thighs” in a store dressing room. Though her mom comforted her that she’d grow out of the “baby fat,” the damage to her bod…

Rumored Apple ‘HealthBook’ May Shake Up Fitness Tracking Industry

Rumored Apple ‘HealthBook’ May Shake Up Fitness Tracking Industry

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Smartphones place so many apps and features at our fingertips, they’ve practically become an extension of our brains. Thanks to Apple, they may soon become an extension of our bodies too. Apple technology websites a…

Nasal Spray Could Relieve Depression

Nasal Spray Could Relieve Depression

Attila Barabas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Doctors regularly prescribe pills to combat depression but there may be a more efficient way of dealing with the mental disorder.Dr. Fang Liu with the Center for Addiction and Mental Health has previously touted a…

Study Claims Vehicular Deaths Caused by Alcohol Under-Reported

Study Claims Vehicular Deaths Caused by Alcohol Under-Reported

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although the dangers of drinking and driving are well documented, the reporting of deaths directly due to alcohol are not, according to researchers from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.Records fro…

Exercises Aim to Reduce ACL Tears in Kids

Exercises Aim to Reduce ACL Tears in Kids

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Angela Owens said she was “shocked” when 9-year-old daughter Isabella blew out her knee while coming down from the high-bar during gymnastics practice.Isabella spent a year in physical therapy after undergoing…

Florida Doctor Delivers Son of Woman He Delivered 18 Years Ago

Florida Doctor Delivers Son of Woman He Delivered 18 Years Ago

Fuse/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A Florida doctor who has delivered nearly 8,000 babies in his 32-year career is “tickled pink” over the final baby he delivered before retiring.The reason for Dr. Jeffrey Koren’s joy is that the baby …

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