April 02, 2012
Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than
About 10 percent of children
with autism experience rapid gains in skills -- progressing from
severely affected to high functioning -- but minority children with
less-educated mothers are much less likely than richer white kids
to fall into this group, a new study suggests.
Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk:
Several weeks after a study
suggested that women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement to
treat menopause symptoms may be at lower risk for developing breast
cancer, another, much-larger study finds that when used for longer
than 10 years, estrogen-only regimens actually raise a woman's
long-term risk for breast cancer.
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says
Many people have pinned
their hopes on human genome scans as the cornerstone of the rapidly
emerging field of personalized medicine, able to predict the future
health of individuals.
Why Stress Might Make You Sick
A new study involving the
common cold may help explain why stress, which dampens the immune
system, seems to trigger inflammation in many people.
Pets at Work Keep Workers Happy
Allowing employees to bring
their dogs to work appears to reduce stress and boost job
satisfaction levels, according to a new study.