Brain Circuitry Yields Clue to Autism, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A problem with a certain
brain circuit may be one reason why 7-month-old infants who later
develop autism are slower to shift their gaze and attention from
one object to another, compared with infants who do not develop
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- If a woman uses
methamphetamine during pregnancy, that illegal drug use along with
an unstable home environment may lead to an abnormal response to
stress in her children, according to the results of a study of
How Healthy Is Your County?
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of premature death
in counties across the United States are the lowest in 20 years,
but people in the least healthy counties are more than twice as
likely to die early as those in the healthiest counties, according
to a new report.
People With Mental Illness Make Up Large Share of U.S Smokers
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with a mental
illness or a substance-abuse disorder represent about 25 percent of
the U.S. population but account for nearly 40 percent of all
cigarettes smoked in the country, according to a new study.