Anti-Vaccine Movement Affecting Kids With Autism

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Vaccine skeptics appear to be swaying many parents of children with autism to forgo critical childhood vaccines, a new study suggests. And the hesitation to fully immunize includes the children’s younger siblings, the researchers added. This means that “children with autism spectrum disorder, and their siblings, may be…

Sports 'Sponsorships' Hawk Junk Food to Kids

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Far from trying to keep kids fit and trim, America’s biggest sports leagues are actually pushing junk food at them, a new study contends. Multimillion dollar “sponsorships” forged between professional sports organizations — like the National Football League — and food companies often end up marketing high-calorie foods…

Seeing Clearly

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people don’t think twice about their vision until there’s a problem, but seeing an eye doctor should definitely be on your wellness radar at different stages of life. Newborns should get a standard reflex test. If a baby is premature or at high risk for vision problems,…

U.S. Opioid ODs Cluster in Centers of Poverty

MONDAY, March, 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Poverty may be fueling America’s opioid crisis, a new study suggests. Of the more than 515,000 Americans who have died from drug overdoses since 2006, most lived in poor areas where there were few job opportunities, researchers discovered. It turns out that economic and social conditions appear to…