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More Autism Diagnoses Bring More Controversy

Few childhood disorders have caused parents more angst and despair than autism. Once thought to be a form of schizophrenia, autism has been subject to years of evolving diagnosis — and along the way, ever-deepening controversy. Its formal definition in the Diagnostic Service Manual (DSM), the nation’s Bible for mental health, experienced a marked shift in 2013 with the release ...

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Nail Salon Health Risks Are Worse Than You Think

American women love their beauty salons, and few are more popular than the nail salons that offer pedicures. Who doesn’t want to have their feet looking their best for a night out on the town? The added benefit of a foot and toe massage makes pedicures seem especially luxurious.  And they also tend to last longer than manicures. But finding ...

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Marijuana is a Bummer, Kids

The marijuana debate has really gone to pot… Pro-legalization forces have managed to convince about half the states in the country to pass laws decriminalizing – if not outright legalizing – smoking marijuana. Marijuana is safe to use recreationally and too many people are serving ridiculously long criminal sentences for using it, according to advocates of the drug. If adults ...

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Suicide Gender Gap Among Teenage Youth Has Vanished

It should come as no surprise that suicide rates among Americans have increased steadily since the Great Recession of 2007. While the economy has begun a slow recovery in recent years, and extreme joblessness has eased considerably, many college-age youth remain severely burdened by a mountain of debt in a job market that remains forbidding. Unable to pay their bills, ...

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Women Still Facing Sports Injury Gender Disparities

Sports injuries, especially concussions, are a hot topic in professional and collegiate sports these days.  Most of the attention is on male athletes, especially football players. The possibility of serious brain damage resulting from helmet hits to the head has led to changes in the way the game is played, as well as a heightened emphasis in sports medicine on ...

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Anti-Vaxxers on the March Nationwide

2019 promises to be a banner year for the number of measles outbreaks in the United States. A disease that many thought was completely under control is making a comeback – along with whooping cough, the mumps, and rubella. And there’s little doubt why:  more and more Americans are resisting mandatory childhood vaccination. The “Anti-Vax” movement got its start in ...

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Will Ivanka Replace Pence as Trump’s VP?

President Trump’s bid for re-election is well underway but no one seems to know for sure who his running mate will be. In theory, it’s Mike Pence — except take a close look at the President’s campaign placards and posters.  Pence’s name is nowhere to be found. Instead, the campaign materials just say “Trump 2020.” According to conservative columnist A.B. ...

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Making Claims of Sexual Assault Is About to Get a Lot Harder

A class-action lawsuit filed in Michigan last week could change the way Americans look at campus sexual assault, a wrenching emotional issue that has divided colleges and the nation for well over a decade. Lawyers for several dozen male college students at Michigan State University who were found guilty of sexual assault – and summarily expelled — in recent years ...

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