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Research: Autism Set In Motion Before Birth

New research points to autism being set in motion even before birth.

03/27/2014

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Johns Hopkins Teaming Up With Allegheny Health Network

The statistics are stunning: 44 percent of American women will develop a life-threatening cancer in their lifetime.

01/24/2014

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Could The “Instagram Diet” Help You Shed Pounds?

Just a picture of a decadent dessert or an enticing entrée can make our mouths water.

12/27/2013

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Thousands “Step Out” To Raise Money For Diabetes Research

Thousands were out on the North Shore Sunday for the annual “Step Out” walk to stop diabetes.

10/27/2013

Can Sprite Cure A Hangover?

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The best cure for a hangover is… Sprite! That is according to a study published in the Journal “Food and Function.” Chinese researchers looked at 57 drinks, including herbal infusions, tea, and […]

10/10/2013

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New Study Says Omega-3 Benefits To Memory May Be Overrated

Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are supposed to have many health benefits, especially for your heart and brain. But a new study suggests the benefits for your memory might be a bit overrated.

09/25/2013

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Budget Cuts Threaten Local Energy Lab

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), with two big facilities in South Park and Morgantown, is not well-known, but — working with local universities — it’s America’s fossil fuel research lab.

08/21/2013

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New Study Focuses On Autism, Development Of Language Skills

Niko Stevens loves playing with his big brother, Shawn. Niko is 3. He is autistic and doesn’t speak.

05/29/2013

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New Study Focuses On Light Drinking During Pregnancy

New research suggests that light drinking during pregnancy may not be harmful to the child later on in life.

04/17/2013

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Study: 75% Of Packaged Food For Toddlers Has Too Much Salt

Three new studies about salt were presented Thursday at a meeting of the American Heart Association. One shows that most packaged food for toddlers contain more than the recommended amount.

03/21/2013

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Researchers: BPA May Increase Chance Of Childhood Asthma

Like many moms, Laura Lieb worries about how chemicals in cans and plastics could affect her 3-year-old. She takes steps to avoid one in particular – bisphenol a, also known as BPA.

03/01/2013

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New Pictures In Motion Technique Helping Back Pain Sufferers

Like many Americans, Patrick Overking had so much back pain, he couldn’t walk.

KDKA-TV–02/25/2013

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New Study Looks At Link Between Folic Acid, Autism During Pregnancy

A large new study in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” looked at 85,000 children in Norway.

02/12/2013

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Study: Certain Types Of Exercise Can Help Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans, mostly in their knees. Now, a new study shows certain types of exercise can have big benefits.

01/25/2013

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Study Makes New Tamoxifen Recommendations For Breast Cancer Patients

Carie Capossela took the drug Tamoxifen for five years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. She is now 44.

12/05/2012

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