Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.

Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury struggle with sleep problems they may not be aware of, Swiss researchers report.

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers given higher levels of emotional support from moms, dads or other caregivers tend to have better emotional health during their childhood and teen years, a new study suggests.

Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is sometimes called "the silent killer" because it can be deadly, and affected people may not know they have it.

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review suggests.