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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Video games a mixed blessing for autistic children, survey says

When an autistic child plays video games several hours a day, parents often see this as a mixed blessing: The alternate reality is an effective way to handle emotional, social and intellectual needs, but overuse can lead to obsessive behavior.

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak sickens 28 more

A multi-state E. coli outbreak related to romaine lettuce has sickened 28 more people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Company recalls nearly 50,000 lbs of smoked sausage

A Texas-based meat company is recalling nearly 50,000 pounds of smoked sausage after receiving complaints from a restaurant about plastic found in it.

Saturated fat should be maximum 10 percent of diet, WHO says

A person's diet should contain only 10 percent of saturated fats and 1 percent from trans fats, according to new draft guidelines issued Friday by the World Health Organization.

Low levels of hormone linked to autism in boys, scientists say

Unusually low levels of a hormone called vasopressin, known to cause low social ability in monkeys, has now been linked to similar effects in boys with autism.