Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- A brief checklist that
parents can fill out while waiting to see their child's
pediatrician may aid in diagnosing autism earlier, new research
Report Ranks Top Sources of Illness Related to Foods
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Poultry contaminated with
Campylobacter bacteria is the food-pathogen combination that causes
the most foodborne illness in the United States, sickening more
than 600,000 people a year at a cost of $1.3 billion, according to
a new report.
Monkey See, Monkey Remember
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Memory in monkeys and
humans is more similar than previously believed, a new study
Tall, Obese Men More Prone to Leg Clots: Study
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are both obese
and tall face a much higher risk for developing potentially fatal
blood clots, though overall the risk remains quite small, according
to a new study.
Payment Rates May Affect Breast Cancer Treatment
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a costly breast
cancer therapy called intensity-modulated radiation therapy is
strongly influenced by what Medicare will pay for the treatment and
where radiation oncologists practice, according to a new study.
Rising Obesity Rates Add to Arthritis Woes in U.S.
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Rising rates of obesity
among the 50 million Americans with arthritis are cause for concern
because excess weight is associated with increased problems for
arthritis patients, a new study says.
Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC
THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- More and more Americans
over age 55 are working later in life, and this means work-related
injuries in this group continue to climb, up from 12 percent in
2003 to 17 percent in the latest tally, federal health officials