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Study: Rare gene change linked to autism

Posted: 01/10/2008 - Researchers have been focusing on genetic causes of autism, because so many families have multiple children with it. But so far, only about 10 percent of autism cases have a known genetic cause.

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Study: Girls who felt unpopular gained more weight

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Researchers say the study, which appears in this month's Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, shows how a girl's view of her social status has broader health consequences.

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Study: Americans stressed by 9/11 have higher heart disease rates

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Researchers say Americans who said they became anxious and stressed after the attacks reported higher rates of heart disease up to three years later. Some people reporting the higher rates say they were stressed just watching the collapse of the twin towers on TV.

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Mayor urges city to go on a diet

Posted: 01/04/2008 - Cornett is working to make the city more pedestrian friendly so people will walk more but says residents also need to acknowledge that they eat too much and don't eat the right foods.

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Study: Kids with severe pneumonia can be treated at home

Posted: 01/04/2008 - A child health expert at UNICEF says giving antibiotic treatments at home could potentially save millions of youngsters. Pneumonia is the top killer of children under five worldwide, causing one-fifth of the 10 million deaths every year.

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Passenger with TB in California hospital

Posted: 01/02/2008 - Health officials are searching for dozens of airline passengers who may have come in contact with a woman infected with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis.

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Study: Whites more likely to get narcotics from ER doctors

Posted: 01/02/2008 - According to the study that appears in tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association, minorities were prescribed narcotics such as oxycodone and morphine less frequently than whites -- even for the severe pain of kidney stones.

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New Jersey targets HIV transmissions

Posted: 12/26/2007 - New Jersey law now requires providers only to offer HIV testing to pregnant women. Under the new law, HIV testing would be part of routine prenatal care for all pregnant women, and doctors would provide pregnant women with information about HIV and AIDS.

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House extends child health program

Posted: 12/20/2007 - Democratic lawmakers, with considerable help from Republicans, were looking to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program by 35 billion dollars. President Bush vetoed two bills that would have provided the additional money.

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Very obese wait longer for transplant

Posted: 12/20/2007 - The study showed that morbidly obese patients -- those who average about 100 pounds over their ideal weight -- were 44 percent less likely to get a transplant than normal weight patients.

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IU's main campus to go smoke-free

Posted: 12/18/2007 - The ban applies to students, faculty, staff and visitors and covers university parking lots and garages. It doesn't apply to smoking in private vehicles.

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Jury awards 2.5 million dollars to woman misdiagnosed with HIV

Posted: 12/13/2007 - The doctor testified that she had no reason to question Serrano's earlier diagnosis at another clinic. And the doctor said Serrano told her she had worked as a prostitute, that her boyfriend had AIDS and that she had a type of pneumonia associated with HIV patients.

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Study finds many of world's poor report better access to food, health care

Posted: 12/13/2007 - The report says despite the progress, the gaps between rich and poor nations in reports of hunger and lack of health care "remain enormous." It says in nearly half of the 47 nations surveyed, at least 40 percent of the public went without health care for lack of money.

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