THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — 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. The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement on pulmonary embolism (PE), a sometimes fatal condition in which a blood clot travels to the lungs. The American Heart Association (AHA) statement suggests surgery be considered for more people with high-risk PE.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many people who have surgery for chronic pancreatitis continue to have health struggles in the years afterward — with some dying at a young age, a new study finds. The study, done at one U.S. medical center, is the largest to look atContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many people undergo a stool test to screen for colon cancer but a new study finds too few follow up with a colonoscopy when that test warns of a possible cancer. Not following up undermines the point of screening, said study-co-author Jeff Mohl,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When people undergo surgery for broken arms or legs, they are often injected with prescription blood thinners to reduce their risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots in their lungs and legs. But a large, new study suggests it may be time toContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new study shows that many women diagnosed with and dying from cervical cancer are older than 65 — a group for whom routine screening is usually not recommended. Cervical cancer screening has been credited with a sharp drop in deaths from theContinue Reading