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Screenings Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls   
Girls with autism, in particular, have different social behaviors that could mask their disorder, the researchers found.
Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy   
The new study found that those who ate a large amount of dark-colored fruits and vegetables had a slower per year decline in lung function compared to those who ate fewer of these anthocyanin-filled foods.
Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat   
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease.
Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk   
Among kids aged 5 to 17, about 1,660 black children took their own lives, versus 13,300 whites, the findings showed.
Poll Finds Parents Say A Restaurant Made Kids Sick   
Other places where kids got sick from bad food were school (21 percent), a friend's home (14 percent) and potlucks (11 percent).
'Low-Alcohol' Booze Labels May Backfire   
As part of a multi-pronged effort to reduce drinking, U.K. policymakers are considering allowing alcohol makers to label a wider range of products as lower in alcohol.
A Step Towards Health Freedom in Australia  
Consumers Down Under will have access to more information about alternative medicines. A bill was recently approved in Australia that loosens some of the regulations governing advertising claims made by producers of alternative and complementary products. The Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017 creates a list of "permitted indications" which can be used in advertising without [...]
Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Back Pain   
Still, at least one pain specialist said more research may be needed to confirm chiropractic's value for lower back pain.
Life-Saving Cancer Meds Tied to Vision Loss   
New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer immunotherapy.
Anxiety Might Get Into Women's Bones   
The researchers noted that osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease in the world. An estimated 33 percent of women and 20 percent of men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in their lives.
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