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New Autism Genes Discovered + Tonsils Removal & Opioids + How to Fastly Recover from a C-Section

Researchers have identified dozens of genes that increase the risk of autism. The study at UCLA tracked families with at least two autistic children. It found 69 genes associated with the disorder, including 16 that are new to the list. Scientists said understanding the biology of autism could lead to better therapies. Plus, six out of ten children who get…

The Latest on Pregnancy & Toddler Tantrums + Autism & Speaking + Social Media Under the Influence

A British study suggested conflicts between expectant couples may be linked to behavior problems in their toddlers. Research on first-time parents found moms who were stressed out during pregnancy were more likely to see their two-year-olds display temper tantrums, restlessness, and spitefulness. The study highlighted the need for support for expectant fathers as well as mothers. Plus, A large Stanford…

The Truth about Frailty and Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Failure

A Landmark International study describes frailty as a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging. Researchers in Australia found patients over sixty years old with symptoms like low energy, weak grip, slow walking, or unexplained weight loss were likely to be diagnosed as ‘frail’. Doctors said muscle strength training and protein supplements may prevent or delay frailty. Plus, doctors…

How Blood Can Affect Dementia, Better Detecting Heart Disease and Cancer Paired with Stress

Too much or too little hemoglobin in your blood can lead to an increased risk of dementia later in life. That’s according to researchers in the Netherlands who found the level of protein in red blood cells may be linked to memory issues for seniors. And, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society recommends older adults get screened regularly for cardiovascular…