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Elon Musk: Is It Asperger's or Level 1 ASD?

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Asperger’s is considered outdated terminology. It is no longer viewed as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the “bible” used by mental health professionals to diagnose conditions.

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

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At least one child has been killed and others have been injured beneath the machines, as have some pets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The commission considers the product “a serious risk to children for abrasions, fractures and death.”

Post-Vaccine Reunions Are An Emotional Rollercoaster

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With vaccinations reaching more and more arms, families and friends are safely reuniting after a year or more apart. Most reunions are filled with the joy, but there’s also concern and anxiety, especially leading up to the events.

Vape Products, Distribution, Have Got the FDA’s Attention

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It’s a tough time to be a vaper. New restrictions at the federal and state levels will make it harder for them to buy and sell vaping products — both with and without nicotine, as the FDA’s enforcement efforts continue to crack down on illegal vape distributors.

Neurodiversity: What Is It?

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There’s a growing push to focus on our brain differences, not deficits. This wider view of “normal” is a big part of something called neurodiversity.

FDA, CDC Urges Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine

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FDA said 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered and the agency is investigating six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot occurring in patients who received the vaccine.

Millennials Flock to Telehealth, Online Research

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A new survey of 2,040 millennials (ages 23 to 39) found that 69% of respondents searched online for health and medical advice instead of going to the doctor, and a quarter of respondents trust Google to accurately diagnose their symptoms.

Top JAMA Editor Out Amid Podcast Investigation

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The American Medical Association’s Joint Oversight Committee announced that Howard Bauchner, MD,  is on leave beginning at the end of the day. Bauchner is the top editor at JAMA, the journal of the AMA.

Biden to Announce $81 billion for School Reopening

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White House officials say President Joe Biden will announce the government will spend $81 billion to help schools get back to in-person learning — a step toward his stated goal of reopening schools within the first 100 days of his presidency.

The Power of Fiction on the Mind

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Researchers think they’ve figured out why fiction can so strongly affect a person’s reality, thanks to a brain study using the fantasy TV show “Game of Thrones.”

Postpartum Bleeding Doesn't Mean Hysterectomy

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Heavy bleeding following birth can threaten the life of the mother, and doctors at times turn to a hysterectomy to end the bleeding. But a new study suggests a less invasive, underused procedure might be a better, less drastic option.

Many Grocery Workers Still Waiting for COVID-19 Shot

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At least 137 grocery workers have died and more than 30,100 have been infected or exposed to the coronavirus in the past year, according to the union. In the past 2 months alone, there have been coronavirus outbreaks at grocery stores in Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, and other cities.

Lockdowns Put Some With Eating Disorders in Crisis

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At Eating Recovery Center, which offers treatment and services for people who have eating disorders, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs were switched to virtual when the pandemic began. But that didn’t sit well with people who were working on their recovery.

Vaccines Needed to Stop COVID's Spread

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Fewer than 1 in 10 people in Wuhan carried COVID-19 antibodies in their bloodstream four months after the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city that served as a harbinger of a global pandemic, a new study shows.

COVID-19 Variant Sparks U.K. Travel Restrictions

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A highly transmissible coronavirus variant detected in the United Kingdom has prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down parts of the country, triggering other nations to impose travel and shipping restrictions.

Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques

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Your Eyes:  

Some people believe that certain eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. There are a number of eye exercises a person can try. Read about them here.

What types of eye doctors are there?

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There are three main types of eye care doctor. In this article, find out about their different roles, as well as the differences in training and levels of expertise.

Demisexuality: What to know

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People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here.

What to know about oscillopsia

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Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is not. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Read more here.

Blocked tear duct: What to know

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When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here.

What to know about alcohol and depression

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Headache & Migraines:  

Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.

What to know about brain atrophy

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Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What to know about a swollen scrotum

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There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options.

Masturbation and penis size: What’s the link?

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Penis size can be a concern for some people. There are many myths about masturbation, and among these is the idea that masturbation can make a person’s penis bigger or smaller. Read more here.

A guide to the best probiotics

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There are many types of probiotic, and each has a different set of health benefits. In this article, learn about the best probiotics for various situations.