- New study shows parents who have a child with autism have about a 1 in 5 chance of having a second child with autism, a far greater risk than previously believed, especially if the younger sibling is a boy.
- Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study (Pediatrics Journal)
- Autism Risk for Siblings Higher Than Expected (NYT Well Blog)
- Autism Risk ‘High’ For Kids With Older Sibling With The Disorder (NPR Shots Blog)
- Addiction isn’t just about willpower. It’s a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating it.
- Cigarette smoking may be contributing not only to lung cancer, but also to steady rates of bladder cancer, according to new research.
- Study Strengthens Link to Cancer Risk (It’s Not Lung Cancer) (TIME HealthLand)
- For the last decade cancer research has been guided by a common vision of how a single cell, outcompeting its neighbors, evolves into a malignant tumor. Recent discoveries in cell biology have complicated the basic principles of the last decade of cancer research.
- Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus (NY Times)
- HIV/AIDS experts gathering in Atlanta this week expressed growing concerns over a rise in rates of HIV infection among the nation’s poor and minorities.
- Experts Concerned About Rising HIV Rates Among Poor, Minorities (HealthDay News)