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December 02, 2013

Oxytocin boosts social areas of brain in kids with autism, study finds

MSNBC.com: Health - Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 7:29pm EST
For children with autism, a dose of oxytocin — the so-called "love hormone" — seems to fine-tune the activity in brain areas linked to social interactions, according to a new study.img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663291/s/345932ff/sc/32/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/sc/32/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/sc/32/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/sc/32/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/sc/32/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/sc/32/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/sc/32/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/180265533919/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345932ff/a2t.img" border="0"/

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Catholic hospital's religious rules led to negligent care in miscarriage, ACLU says

MSNBC.com: Health - Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 5:42pm EST
A Michigan woman who suffered a dangerous, painful and prolonged miscarried when she was 18 weeks pregnant is at the center of a lawsuit that claims she was denied appropriate treatment by a Catholic hospital guided by religious, not medical, concerns.img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663291/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/sc/40/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/183025421984/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ccfa/a2t.img" border="0"/

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New research disputes fat but fit claim 

MSNBC.com: Health - Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 5:25pm EST
If you're overweight or obese, it may pay off to shed even just a few extra pounds.Excess weight can knock years off your life even if your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar are in the healthy range, a new study suggests.img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663291/s/3458ca07/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/183025421395/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3458ca07/a2t.img" border="0"/

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New research disputes fat but fit claim 

MSNBC.com: Health - Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 5:20pm EST
If you're overweight or obese, it may pay off to shed even just a few extra pounds.Excess weight can knock years off your life even if your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar are in the healthy range, a new study suggests.img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663291/s/34587da7/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/180265418291/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/34587da7/a2t.img" border="0"/

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Not twice the fun: Fertility docs try to lower twins birth rate

MSNBC.com: Health - Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 1:27pm EST
Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged.img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663291/s/3456d871/sc/3/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/sc/3/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/sc/3/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/sc/3/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/sc/3/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/sc/3/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/sc/3/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/180265407700/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/3456d871/a2t.img" border="0"/

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With 3 weeks left, consumers fear they may end up without health coverage on Jan. 1

MSNBC.com: Health - Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 10:00am EST
Tambra Momi has been eagerly awaiting the promise of guaranteed health insurance. Since 2011, she has battled Dercum's disease, a rare and painful condition in which non-cancerous tumors sprout throughout her body, pressing against nerves.img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663291/s/345581e3/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/180265424139/u/0/f/663291/c/35002/s/345581e3/a2t.img" border="0"/

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