Holy smokes! That's a BIG jump!
More and more kids are being diagnosed with autism these days. In fact, rates in the United States have risen 78% in the last decade!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention actually estimates that 1 in 88 children have a form of autism spectrum disorder, which is partly due to
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It's no secret that childhood obesity is one of the biggest health problems growing in the United States.
While it's obvious what all that weight does to the outside of a child's body, it's not always apparent how it is affecting the INSIDE of the body. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta took one 250 pound 12-year-old boy to the hospital to show him just that and the health risks he is facing at such a young age are shocking, to say the least.
Check out the video above to see how obesity affects more than just appearances and why it's so important for parents to encourage their kids to lead healthier lives.
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Yesterday we learned the disgusting fact that 1 out of every 6 cell phones has fecal matter on it because not enough people wash their hands after the bathroom.
On Wednesday's episode of Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta will give the host the unfortunate news that his cell phone has tested positive for poopy germs!
More specifically "fecal strep", but that's just scientific mumbo jumbo for poopy germs.
Check out the clip from Wednesday's Anderson above!
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Time to eat more fish!
A new military study has indicated that servicemen and women with lower levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to a higher risk of suicide.
In fact, those with low levels were 60% more likely to end their own life. Why?
According to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Omega-3 is a source of "good mood enhancers" like dopamine and serotonin. Individuals who aren't getting enough of the fatty acid can have up to 50% less of these stabilizing chemicals flowing through their blood and brain!
Check out the video above to learn more about the connection between Omega-3 and mental health!
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With no cure in sight since medical experts classified amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, usually referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a MAJOR medical breakthrough has been discovered!
Researchers have found a common protein present in EVERY patient suffering from the neurodegenerative disorder that has been studied since the late 1980's.
What's the big deal about a lousy protein? It could be the CAUSE and no cure can be found without first understanding the disease's cause!
Check out the video above to learn more about this exciting discovery as CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down what the protein is and how it could affect ALS.
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We were SO happy to hear that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to return to Congress on Monday to vote on the debt ceiling compromise.
She's already defied the odds by surviving a direct gunshot wound to the head, but how far does she still have to go for a full recovery?
Check out the video above to find out as CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains her current condition and what kind of struggles Gabrielle will continue to face in the future!
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