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  • Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

    Posted: 07/21/2017

    Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorders tend to avoid eye contact and look away from other people's mouths, behaviors that are likely influenced by genetics, new research suggests. Roughly 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism. The disorder affects how children learn, communicate and behave. It's common for children with autism to look away from other people's faces. Doctors often use this beh...

  • Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk

    Posted: 07/21/2017

    Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a mom-to-be's chances of having a Cesarean-section delivery or developing diabetes while pregnant. Overall, healthy habits reduced the risk of needing a C-section by about 10 percent, said study ...

  • Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility

    Posted: 07/19/2017

    Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men, take note: A quiet bedroom might make for strong, healthy sperm. South Korean researchers found that men who slept where the noise level routinely exceeded that of a suburban neighborhood had worse fertility than men who rested in quieter quarters. "I think any sort of stressor can contribute to infertility ... and I would say bedroom noise can be a chronic stressor in sleep," said Dr. James Nodler. He...

  • Getting Over Guilt

    Posted: 07/18/2017

    Getting Over Guilt THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Do you sometimes feel weighed down by guilt? Guilt over unethical behavior is so powerful that it can make you feel as though you've gained weight -- even when your actual weight stays the same, according to a study by U.S. and Canadian researchers. Guilt is an important emotion. Appropriate guilt helps you recognize when you've made a mistake, and stops you from making the same mistake again. But sometimes we feel guilty even though we've do...

  • Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

    Posted: 07/14/2017

    Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Watching a fireworks display can be a treat for your eyes, but the noise can be a threat to your ears. If you plan on watching fireworks this Fourth of July, there are a number of things you should do to protect your hearing, according to Dr. Maria Suurna. She is an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. "The best way to prevent noise-induced ...

  • Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

    Posted: 07/11/2017

    Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to help your kids make healthy food choices when you're not with them? Make every meal at home a lesson in good nutrition. Start by showing them what goes into a healthy meal, ChooseMyPlate.gov from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests. Fill half their plate with fruits and veggies, one quarter with grains -- preferably whole grains -- and a quarter with protein, like lean meat, seafood, beans or tofu. T...

  • Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases

    Posted: 07/07/2017

    Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases MONDAY, June 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Genome sequencing" of healthy people reveals that some are at risk for rare genetic diseases, a new study shows. And doctors need to be sensitive when revealing that information, the researchers said. "Sequencing healthy individuals will inevitably reveal new findings for that individual, only some of which will have actual health implications," said study lead author Dr. Jason Vassy. He's a clinician investiga...

  • Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

    Posted: 07/05/2017

    Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. Two hundred CFS patients did workouts for 12 weeks with phone or online video support from a physiotherapist. The program slowly increases physical activity (such as a few minutes walking) once participants have established a daily routine. Researchers say it may be a good way for CFS p...

  • Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in America, nearly 1,300 children die from guns, with boys and blacks struck down most often, federal health officials report. More than half of these deaths are homicides, 38 percent are suicides and 6 percent are unintentional, according to Katherine Fowler, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues. Plus, almost 6,000 kids are wounded by guns each year, the researchers sa...

  • Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The best present you can give your dad this Father's Day is to help him get healthy, according to a doctor specializing in men's health. "We tend to think men don't want to talk about their own health, but I find that's really not the case with most. Dads are much more open than you'd think to talk about their health," said Dr. Jesse Mills. He is director of The Men's Clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles...