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Study Finds Father’s Age is Linked to Risk of Autism

A new study published in the journal, Nature, found that a mans age may affect his childs chances of developing autism or schizophrenia. This is because random mutations in the chromosomes provided by the father become more prevalent as the man gets older. The research was prompted by the belief that increasing cases of autism in the last few years may be due to the increasing age at which couples are starting families. However, it also noted that the age of the mother had little or nothing to do with the outcome of her child developing autistic traits.

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The F Word

How often do you sprinkle the F word into your daily conversations? My biggest fear is What I most often fear is This insidious, immune-suppressing, seemingly threatening, adrenaline-racing word triggers in many of us, sweaty palms and tummy aches, overeating, under eating, headaches, sleepless nights and a plethora of other ailments. It strikes anytime, always lurking, patiently waiting for a weak moment to pounce. When we feel uncertain, incapable or doubtful, it attacks us with …

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Pregnant Mothers & Cell Phones

When you discovered that you were pregnant, you likely immediately gave up alcohol, stopped smoking and eliminated certain foods from your diet to ensure that your infant would be born healthy and happy. You did not, however, likely quit using your cell phone. If one study, jointly conducted by UCLA School of Public Health and University of Aarhus, Institute of Public Health, proves true, you should have done just that.