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A variation in the CHD8 gene has a strong likelihood of leading to a type of autism accompanied by digestive problems, a larger head and wide-set eyes. 

People hospitalized with a firearm injury are 30 times more likely to return to the hospital with another firearm injury than people hospitalized for other reasons.

Drug-caused deaths and heroin use among young adults increased in 2013, according to the annual King County Drug Trends report

Two new tools – a system to improve the process of water-sampling and a simplified diagnostic for people – may soon strengthen global efforts to detect and eradicate poliovirus.

An international study involving more than 50,000 people has led to the discovery of novel regions of the human genome associated with vital capacity, an indirect measure of lung volume.

A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques.
 

Epidural injections with a corticosteroid in combination with the local anesthetic lidocaine appear to be no better than injections of lidocaine alone for reducing pain and physical limitations in patients with spinal stenosis, new research sugg

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Older adults with neuropsychiatric disorders may have more than 1.5 times greater risk for a potentially preventable hospitalization and up to 2 times greater risk for rehospitalization within 30 days of leaving the hospital, a new study from th

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