Current Health News

April 2, 2014 - Issue 2783


Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Environmental Toxins

April 2, 2014

Newborn blood samples uncover this overlooked cause of autism, a hidden link to other birth problems, and an unexpected economic association. These effects are surprisingly strong, and also share a link to Alzheimer's.

New Cholesterol Guidelines May Put 13 Million More on Statin Drugs

Statin Drug

April 2, 2014

Nearly half of older Americans should be taking statin drugs, even if they have healthy cholesterol levels, according to controversial new treatment guidelines.