Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment
he largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on...
Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why.
Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe
When states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows.
Harmful Germs in Ocean Water? How to Tell
Recent cases of flesh-eating bacterial infections have made headlines, yet you’re far more likely to wind up with nausea, diarrhea, or a...
Menstrual Cups Safe and Effective, Study Says
A new study finds menstrual cups to be just as safe and as effective as disposable pads or tampons.
Can a Broken Heart Contribute to Cancer?
While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six people with...
Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids
Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.
Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives
Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former...
Evolution Could Explain Why Staying Slim Is Tough
New research suggests that the reason why it's hard to keep weight off lies far back in human evolution, with an anti-starvation mechanism that...
Would You Like a Lizard With That Salad?
Researchers analyzed online news between 2003 and 2018 and found 40 articles about U.S. consumers discovering live, dead or severed parts of...
Tough E-Cig Rules Might Push Folks Back to Smoking
Banning flavors and lowering nicotine levels in electronic cigarettes is a strategy that could backfire, a new study suggests.
Kids Sent to Foster Care Doubles Due to Opioids
The number of kids placed in foster care in the United States due to parental drug use has more than doubled over the past two decades, rising to...