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Screen Time Linked to Sleep Problems, Especially With Autism

A recent study shows that having a television or a computer in the bedroom leads to less sleep at night, especially for boys with autism. The study tested the theory on boys with autism as well as another group of boys. The results showed that boys with autism lost out on nearly twice as much sleep, or an average of…

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Broad New Cholesterol Drug Guidelines Push Use by More Adults

Prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs used to be based largely on a patient’s measurable cholesterol levels, but soon this may no longer be the case. New guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology emphasize the total risk profile of the patient. The broader standard could ultimately result in 30 percent of U.S. adults being targeted for…

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Study Concludes Multivitamins Have No Effect on Heart Disease or Cancer

A U.S. government-backed study has come to the conclusion that there is no conclusion. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF) issued a statement saying there is little evidence that taking vitamins or minerals help prevent cancer or heart disease and the panel can neither recommend taking the supplements, nor can they recommend against taking them. In the draft statement,…

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Exercising Mothers May Have Smarter Babies

Maternal exercise during pregnancy increases the brain activity of newborns according to a new study released by the University of Montreal. The study seeks to monitor the increased health effects of exercising mothers on their children. This is a first of its kind study inspired by a study released ten years ago conducted on rats. That study surmised that an…

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