Health

Allergy season gets an early start

Allergy season typically starts in spring but this year this irritating health issue has got an early start, than to February’s spring-like weather.

Despite spring being around a month away, higher than usual temperatures this February are not only making trees to start budding earlier but also luring people to spend more time outdoors. Numerous areas in the United States have reported high pollen counts weeks earlier than usual.

Changes in early infancy brain can predict autism diagnosis at age of 2: study

Changes in early infancy brain can predict autism diagnosis at age of 2: study

Changes in the brain in early infancy can predict diagnosis of autism at age of 2 years in kids who have older autistic siblings, according to findings of a new autism study.

A team of researchers scanned brains of children facing “high” risk of developing autism because of an older brother or sister’s diagnosis. They also scanned brains of kids who had no family history of the devastating disease.

Opioid-related deaths on the rise in Massachusetts

Opioid-related deaths on the rise in Massachusetts

The number of deaths related to opioid overdoses in Massachusetts continued to soar in 2016, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) underlined in its latest report.

According to the newly released DPH report, nearly 2,000 opioid-related deaths occurred in Massachusetts last year. Unintentional overdoses accounted for a total of 1,465 deaths, while 469 to 562 deaths were suspected to be caused by opioid-related issues.

Climate change will bring deadly consequences: experts warn

Climate change will bring deadly consequences: experts warn

Climate change will cause more deadly heat waves, infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages in the future, experts warned at the recently held Climate & Health Meeting.

The meeting, which took place on Thursday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, was organized to replace the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) climate change conference that was abruptly canceled by the federal agency in January, ahead of President Trump’s inauguration.

Americans are now more stressed: survey

Americans are now more stressed: survey

People in the United States are now more stressed than they used to be a decade ago, a fresh survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed.

In a poll conducted by APA, Americans not only reported anxiety and stress around their personal life issues like work and money but also cited politics as a serious stress-causing factor in their lives.

Survival rates improve for preterm infants

Survival rates improve for preterm infants

Survival rates for extremely preterm infants, babies who born between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, have slightly improved from a decade ago, according to a new research.

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