Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found. The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about […]

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Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism? By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests. Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, […]

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Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Menopausal Women: Lower Heart Risk Than These Men? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart […]

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Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests. Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while women on statins tend to become more aggressive, […]

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White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

White Men May Get Better Treatment for AFib By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women, Hispanics and blacks are less likely than white men to receive optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation in the United States, researchers say. The study of more than a half-million Medicare patients found that women […]

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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In the […]

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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In the […]

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Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma — the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That’s the […]

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Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Psychological Benefits By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a national right, many social scientists say an affirmative ruling in the landmark case would also deliver psychological dividends to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

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