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Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids Hernando MS

A special, intensive early intervention program for toddlers with autism succeeded in boosting IQ along with children's language and social skills, a new study shows. Read this article to learn the details.

Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes Hernando MS

Gestational diabetes, known as glucose intolerance during pregnancy, is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. It increases the chances of lifelong diabetes for the woman and also can have permanent effects on the unborn child.

Rx for Office Pains: Strength Exercises Hernando MS

Strength training using dumbbells to do five types of exercises designed to strengthen the shoulder and back muscles, including the trapezius. The exercises included the one-arm row, shoulder abduction, shoulder elevation, reverse fly and upright row.

Mishandling Money and Alzheimer's Hernando MS

Money management difficulties may be a sign that people with mild memory problems will soon develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. It included 87 older people with mild cognitive impairment, and 76 others with no memory problems. All the participants took a money management test at the start of the study and again one year later. The test included buying groceries, counting coins, understanding and using a checkbook and bank statement, preparing bills for mailing, and identifying fraud situations.

Mammograms and Breast Cancer Risk Hernando MS

Mammograms may actually boost the risk of breast cancer in some high-risk women, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers analyzed six previously published studies, four examining the effect of low-dose radiation exposure from mammography among women with the genetic mutation boosting breast cancer risk and two looking at the effect of radiation from screening in women with a family history of breast cancer.

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Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart Hernando MS

Adult stem cells appear to help repair heart attack damage, a new study shows. The phase 1 study of 53 patients found that stem cells from donor bone marrow promoted the growth of new blood vessels in heart tissue damaged by heart attack.

Aspirin Wards Off Eye Trouble in Women Hernando MS

A new study by Harvard University researchers found what they described as a modest benefit for aspirin in preventing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that destroys sharp, central vision.

Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies Hernando MS

Breast-milk features optimal nutrient composition for infants and reduces the risk for many acute and chronic conditions. The health benefits of breast-milk for infants include: a stronger immune system, decreased risk of asthma, lower respiratory tract infections and gastroenteritis and etc.

Enzyme Replacement and Fabry Disease Hernando MS

New research suggests that enzyme replacement therapy can make a major difference in the lives of people with Fabry disease, a rare illness that affects the kidneys, heart and brain. The progressive disease, linked to the lack of an enzyme that helps metabolic pathways function in the body, can be fatal because it boosts the risk for a stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.

Exercise Benefits Hernando MS

A strong cardiovascular system in young adulthood may boost brainpower, making for better school grades and more overall success later in life, new research suggests.

Fear of Anxiety Leading to Depression Hernando MS

Fear of anxiety may push "above-average" worriers into depression, a new study suggests. Anxiety sensitivity has been called a fear of fear. Those with anxiety sensitivity are afraid of their anxiety because their interpretation is that something catastrophic is going to happen when their anxious sensations arise.

Gains Made in Lung Cancer Survival Hernando MS

In the past two decades, survival rates for advanced lung cancer patients in the United States have improved modestly, a new study has found. Researchers analyzed data on more than 100,000 patients diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between 1990 and 2005. The patient information was in the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database.

Gestures Processed in Brain's Language Center Hernando MS

Words and gestures are processed in the same areas of the brain, a finding that may improve understanding of the evolution of language, researchers say. In the study, MRI was used to monitor the brain activity of 20 volunteers as they watched video clips of a person either acting out gestures or voicing phrases that matched the gestures' meanings. Both the gestures and words triggered high levels of activity in the inferior frontal and posterior temporal areas, which are the language regions of the brain.

Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis Hernando MS

If you're a middle-age weekend warrior who likes to hit the basketball court or hockey rink, take note: A new study suggests that high levels of physical activity boost the risk of internal knee damage that could lead to osteoarthritis.

Mammograms and Breast Cancer Risk Hernando MS

Mammograms may actually boost the risk of breast cancer in some high-risk women, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers analyzed six previously published studies, four examining the effect of low-dose radiation exposure from mammography among women with the genetic mutation boosting breast cancer risk and two looking at the effect of radiation from screening in women with a family history of breast cancer.

Mishandling Money and Alzheimer's Hernando MS

Money management difficulties may be a sign that people with mild memory problems will soon develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. It included 87 older people with mild cognitive impairment, and 76 others with no memory problems. All the participants took a money management test at the start of the study and again one year later. The test included buying groceries, counting coins, understanding and using a checkbook and bank statement, preparing bills for mailing, and identifying fraud situations.

Rx for Office Pains: Strength Exercises Hernando MS

Strength training using dumbbells to do five types of exercises designed to strengthen the shoulder and back muscles, including the trapezius. The exercises included the one-arm row, shoulder abduction, shoulder elevation, reverse fly and upright row.

Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes Hernando MS

Gestational diabetes, known as glucose intolerance during pregnancy, is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. It increases the chances of lifelong diabetes for the woman and also can have permanent effects on the unborn child.

Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids Hernando MS

A special, intensive early intervention program for toddlers with autism succeeded in boosting IQ along with children's language and social skills, a new study shows. Read this article to learn the details.
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