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Health News Archive - April 26, 2012

Progress Being Made In Autism Research

Out of four million children born each year in the United States, 400,000 to 600,000 are born with neurodevelopmental disorders - including autism. With this alarming rate, there has been an increase in the amount of research done to examine the disorder.

A new study found evidence that Hispanic lung cancer patients may live longer than white or black patients. The study suggests that, as with several other types of cancer, certain unknown genetic and environmental factors put Hispanic patients at a higher survival standpoint.

Many children experience bedwetting in their childhood, but a new study shows various components to the bedwetting that were previously unknown.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which there is a recurring collapse of the upper airway during sleep with an ongoing effort to breathe. OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 5 adults in the United States.

Dark Chocolate Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

There appears to be more good news for chocolate lovers based on recent findings by researchers at San Diego State University. Mounting evidence suggests that chocolate is a great source of substances known to have many important health benefits.

Intense Light Prevents, Treats Heart Attacks

There are lots of ways to treat a heart attack – CPR, aspirin, clot-busters and more. Now CU medical school researchers have found a new candidate:

No Link Between White Potato Consumption And Certain Health Risks

Preliminary Research presented today at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference in San Diego demonstrates that habitual consumption of white potatoes (baked, boiled and mashed) is not associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes or levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of systemic inflammation once potential confounding factors are controlled for (e.g., age, gender, and education).

Choosing the right hospital may make the difference between life and death for very low birth weight infants.

Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other?

Mouthguards are used by almost everyone participating in sports.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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