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HCA probe shines light on chest pain overtreatment
An investigation into one of the nation's biggest hospital chains is refocusing attention on concerns about overtreatment for chest pain.
Published on 08/08/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy

Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.

Published on 04/09/12
Updated on 03/19/13
As more autism reported, doctors say check early
At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.
Published on 03/30/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission
New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort.
Published on 03/26/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Study of 'meth babies' finds behavior problems
The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.
Published on 03/19/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise
A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medic...
Published on 02/20/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Too many kids breathe secondhand smoke in cars, CDC says
Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren't all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list.
Published on 02/06/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not
Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free.
Published on 12/28/11
Updated on 03/21/13
BPA in pregnant women might affect kids' behavior

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the manufacturing of some plastic drink bottles a...

Published on 10/24/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Study suggests 'SpongeBob' show causes attention problems

The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.

Published on 09/12/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Are grandparents safer drivers than mom and dad?

Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.

Published on 07/18/11
Updated on 03/20/13
American Medical Association supports ban on 'bath salts'

The nation's largest doctors' group has adopted policy supporting national legislation to ban synthetic recreational drugs known as "bath salts."

Published on 06/20/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Studies find new drugs boost skin cancer survival

Two novel drugs produced unprecedented gains in survival in separate studies of people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doctors reported Sunday.

Published on 06/05/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Young children might make parents less fit, study finds

Parents find themselves turning to convenience foods and losing exercise time as they put the child's needs first.

Published on 04/11/11
Updated on 03/19/13
Facebook can contribute to teen depression, doctors say

The social site's in-your-face friends' tallies, status updates and photos of happy people can make youngsters with low self-esteem feel even worse.

Published on 03/27/11
Updated on 03/19/13