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Predicting Autism Risk

Brain measurements taken in a baby's first year may help predict autism risk, new study finds.

U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- By 2030, American women will live an average of more than 83 years, while men may reach an average of 80, a new study estimates.

These figures are up just slightly from current 2010 estimates. Right now, American women live to an average of 81, while men live to an average of 77.

But...

No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cat owners can breathe a sigh of relief: Your feline's litter box likely won't put your family's mental health at risk.

New British research challenges earlier beliefs that parasites in cat droppings might be linked to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues...

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  • February 21, 2017
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Scientists Shed Light on Possible Cause of Nearsightedness

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're nearsighted or not might come down to one particular type of cell in your retina, a new mouse study suggests.

Researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that this cell is highly sensitive to light and controls how the eye develops.

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 21, 2017
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Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease can be a heavy burden for anyone. But new research suggests that black women at risk for the illness are also more prone to loneliness and money worries than their white peers.

That's important, researchers said, because there's evidence that loneliness can raise risks of heart d...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 21, 2017
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Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born with heart defects seem to be at increased risk of learning problems in elementary school, a new study suggests.

And those with less severe heart abnormalities may not receive needed assistance, the study of third graders from North Carolina found.

Among more than 9,000...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 21, 2017
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After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being thrust into the role of caring for a spouse or partner who's had a stroke can be terribly unsettling. But in a small study, men reported more successes than problems in their first year of caregiving.

A majority of men in the study (54 percent) worked full-time while caring for their spo...

  • Karen Pallarito
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  • February 21, 2017
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