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Kids’ visits to pediatricians declining

Children in the U.S. who have health insurance are seeing their pediatricians a lot less often than they did a decade ago, according to a new analysis. But both the reasons for this and whether it’s a good or a bad thing are less clear.

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Is your heart older than you are?

February is Heart Month, sponsored annually by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease – which remains the No. 1 killer of both men and women in this country.

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Eggs and cholesterol: newest studies may be biased

In recent years, a number of studies have claimed that eating eggs frequently does not raise levels of blood cholesterol as previously believed. But the newer claims could be the result of faulty and misleading research funded by the egg industry, according to researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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Independence for those with autism

Scientists at the University of Missouri - Columbia are working to help young people with autism make the transition to a more independent adulthood, which can be a major challenge for those with developmental disabilities.

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Lower body temperature may be new ‘normal’

Recent analyses and surveys conducted by researchers at Stanford University suggest that average body temperature is now lower, and the reason is changes in human physiology over time, say researchers at Stanford University.

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