U.S. parents face big disparities in access to autism services. These resources are harder to find in many of the places where Black, Hispanic and Native American families live, new research shows. Read more 1 in 8 Americans may be junk food junkies, new poll finds. Women were more likelyContinue Reading

Is your gas stove making you sick? Experts weigh in. About 13% of childhood asthma in the United States can be attributed to gas stove use, a new study says. Experts warn that the full health implications of the stoves have not yet been addressed by science. Read more UpdatedContinue Reading

Autism diagnosis is getting better, but not for everyone. Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don’t have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports. Read more Home exercise can help the aging brain, but group exercise mayContinue Reading

Initial symptoms could predict how fast Alzheimer’s progresses. People whose earliest symptoms involve language, decision-making or problem-solving tend to have a faster and steeper decline in their brain function and quality of life, a new study found. Read more Nearly 1 in 5 Americans takes a sleep med. But sometimesContinue Reading

Your weight could alter vitamin D’s effect on your health. People who are overweight or obese might not reap the benefits of vitamin D supplements, new research shows. Read more Opioid deaths are rising among teens, but too few youth get anti-addiction drug. While prescriptions for buprenorphine have gone downContinue Reading

Home drug infusions can be hazardous, but many home care staff aren’t trained. There are no standard protocols for training home care nurses, caregivers or patients themselves how to watch out for and report signs of infections caused by IV lines, a study author noted. Read more Is rest reallyContinue Reading

What you need to know about XBB, the new COVID variant. The variant is much more infectious, and evidence shows it can evade human immune systems much more easily. Read more Plane wastewater study shows how COVID restrictions failed. Tests of toilet tank water from flights entering the United KingdomContinue Reading

Hormonal therapies are boosting the mental health of trans youth. A new study found hormonal therapy dampened anxiety and depression for many trans teens. It also boosted life satisfaction. Read more She used pills to medically abort — but had a dangerous ectopic pregnancy. A case study shows that self-managedContinue Reading

Kids’ COVID more dangerous when the flu, RSV are also present. Those co-infected with COVID and the flu or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are more likely to need help breathing or spend time in the ICU, a new study shows. Read more Pandemic funding helped many Americans avoid medical debt.Continue Reading