Organic Food: It’s Not Just for Yuppies Anymore

Source: A man who applies pesticides to Iowa fields for $14 hour might not seem a likely organic enthusiast. But when I met Jim Dreyer last fall, and he mentioned the backyard patch he and his wife had planted with vegetables in the spring, he told me he didn’t...

Legalize Medical Marijuana, Doctors Say in Survey

Source: …WebMD’s web site for health professionals surveyed 1,544 doctors as more than 10 states consider bills to legalize medical marijuana…The survey found solid support for those legalization efforts, with most doctors saying medical marijuana should be...

New Study: Circumcision Rates Decline in U.S.

Source: Alter Net Fewer Americans are circumcising their infant boys, despite claims that the health benefits from the controversial practice outweigh the risks, according to a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study, CBS News reported. The study found that circumcision rates had...

New Evidence That Autism Begins In the Womb

Source: Health Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests. The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, raises hopes that better understanding of the brain may improve the lives of...

Autism continues to climb, with NJ rates now the highest

Source: Health The national autism rate continues its upward march, the federal government said today, with New Jersey leading the way. One in 68 children are now diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder nationally — with boys nearly five times more likely than girls to...