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Male fertility treatment increases risk of intellectual impairment and autism in children

A common form of fertility treatment increases the risk of children developing autism and mental disabilities in later life, a new study has found.<p>Researchers have reported that children born following an IVF treatments for male infertility are 51% more at risk of developing intellectual …

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Guidelines Aim To Clear Confusion Over Ear Tubes For Kids

Doctors have been putting in a lot of ear tubes. It's the most common outpatient surgery in children.<p>Despite how common the tubes are, it's been hard for parents to know if and when a child should get them. "Pediatricians are confused about it too," says Dr. Richard Rosenfeld, chairman of …

Microbes to be 'last survivors' on future Earth

<b>The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.</b><p>Researchers used a computer model to assess our planet's fate billions of years from now.<p>They found that as the Sun becomes hotter and brighter, only microbes would be able cope with the …

The Squares Lose: Hemp Flag to Grace Capitol Building on July 4th

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you're near the Capitol on the Fourth, celebrating your patriotism and whatnot, or if you see …

Lowfat Milk May Not Be As Healthy As We Thought, Says Harvard Expert

Got milk? Well, you might not really need it, according to the current issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. Reduced-fat milk is high in sugar and may be contributing to the obesity epidemic, argues Harvard professor of pediatrics David Ludwig, MD.<p>One cup of …

GMO Crops Mean More Herbicide, Not Less

Over the past 15 years, farmers around the world have planted ever larger tracts of genetically engineered crops.<p>According to the USDA, in 2012 more than 93 percent of soy planted was “herbicide tolerant,” engineered to withstand herbicides (sold by the same companies who patent and sell the …