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Former Co-Stars React to Valerie Harper’s Terminal Diagnosis

Former Co-Stars React to Valerie Harper’s Terminal Diagnosis

Leslie Nestor Miranda/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Former co-stars are sharing support and good wishes for Mary Tyler Moore star Valerie Harper, who revealed via People magazine on Wednesday that she has terminal brain cancer.Harper says she told Mary Tyler …

Guidelines for Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorder May Overlook Physical Illnesses

Guidelines for Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorder May Overlook Physical Illnesses

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The addition of a newly-labeled psychiatric disorder called somatic symptom disorder to the Diagnostics and Standards Manual, or DSM-5, has fueled a debate among patients and advocacy groups who fear that broader a…

Heart Weakness Common Yet Undiagnosed in Some Older Patients

Heart Weakness Common Yet Undiagnosed in Some Older Patients

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Older people living with heart abnormalities that could lead to heart failure may have never had those abnormalities diagnosed, meaning they miss out on treatments that could help, according to a new study.  But de…

Study: Late Stage Cervical Diagnosis Linked to Lack of Insurance

Study: Late Stage Cervical Diagnosis Linked to Lack of Insurance

Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. will be told they have cervical cancer. Over 4,000 of them will die.     Diagnosing cervical cancer in the early stages means a better cha…

Ann Romney’s MS Revelation: The Trauma of Diagnosis

Ann Romney’s MS Revelation: The Trauma of Diagnosis

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Ann Romney told Robin Roberts Thursday on Good Morning America that the multiple sclerosis diagnosis she received 14 years ago was her “darkest hour” that left her “humbled” and “crushed” to dust.Romney was diagnosed with multipl…

EEGs May Someday Be Able to Diagnose Autism

EEGs May Someday Be Able to Diagnose Autism

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A readily available brain test could someday be used to diagnose autism in children as young as 2 years old, offering the potential for earlier intervention, according to a new study published online in the journal BMC…

‘Sensory Integration Therapies’ Lack Evidence, AAP Says

‘Sensory Integration Therapies’ Lack Evidence, AAP Says

File photo. Michael Blann/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Woody Sims was a gifted boy. His mother said he began reading at a very early age, and he was a bright student in preschool.To those around him, his development in his early years seemed normal. But in …

Many Children with Autism Diagnosed Late, Study Finds

Many Children with Autism Diagnosed Late, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many children may be diagnosed with autism years too late to benefit from early behavioral intervention, according to 2011 national survey findings released Thursday from the National Institute of Mental Health.Inten…

Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular Death

Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular Death

Monkey Business/(BOSTON) — The shock of a cancer diagnosis can have deadly consequences, according to a new study that linked the diagnosis to an increased risk of suicide, heart attack and stroke.The Swedish study followed more than 6 million adult m…

New Autism Definition Could Exclude Many

New Autism Definition Could Exclude Many

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Proposed changes to the definition of autism might make it much harder for a person to be diagnosed with the disorder. The change would likely slow the rapidly increasing rate of autism diagnoses but also spark fears…

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