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Children of abused women, older grandfather said to have highter autism rates

Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in a leading US psychiatry journal. The analysis by two separate teams appears in the Journal of the American…

Lifetime heart risks are higher than thought: study

WASHINGTON — A person’s lifetime risk of getting heart disease may be much higher than previously thought, according to a major US study published on Wednesday. A single risk factor — such as smoking, having diabetes, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol — can significantly boost one’s likelihood of having…