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Panel: Routine prostate test not needed. “The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force analyzed previous research, and a draft report concludes there’s little if any reduction in deaths from routine screening but possible harm, including unnecessary surgery and other treatment.”  Read More Time to shop: Some Medicare plan prices drop. “If you’re a senior on Medicare [...]

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Cross-country competitor saves runner. Andover, MA high school student carries a cross country competitor to safety, after several runners pass him unconcerned. Injured student received 21 stitches in his right leg. Read More With Bed Bugs the Cure May be Worse than the Disease. “Blood-sucking bed bugs have made a comeback in recent years. But [...]

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Apple Juice Showdown: Dr. Oz Arsenic Claim Questioned by Dr. Besser. After Dr. Oz’s show this past week, where he reported his findings from his study on the arsenic in apple juice, the FDA and other doctors have fired back, questioning the legitimacy of his study. The FDA says that his study was conducted without [...]

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Spotting autism’s unique shape in the brain: “Diagnosing autism is not easy.  Doctors currently diagnose autism in children by observing behavior.  But researchers at Standford University believe they have developed a way to use brains scans that may help identify autism in children in the future.” Test for Movement Disorders Gives Physicians Better Tool to Diagnose Parkinson’s [...]

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News Update: Autism Not Caused by M.M.R Vaccine

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A panel of scientists assembled by the Institute of Medicine has released a study finding no evidence linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism. “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn’t cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn’t,” said Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the chairwoman of the panel. The report stated, many children [...]

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      In early Alzheimer’s, work is possible with support. Even with the daunting future after a diagnose of early-on-set Alzheimer’s, work is possible.  This article suggests how to continue working using Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summit, as inspiration for early Alzheimer’s patients. ‘Maggie Goes on a Diet’: A Kids’ Book About Dieting? [...]

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Cancer’s Secrets Come into Sharper Focus: The New York Times Health page reports, “Cancer appears to be even more willful and calculating than previously imagined.” http://nyti.ms/njueuA Autism Risk for Siblings Higher than Expected: The New York Times blog, Well, writes about a recent study that links Autism within siblings more closely than previous studies suggested. [...]