Australian scientists have developed a genetic test to predict autism spectrum disorder in children, which could provide a long-sought way for early detection and intervention, according to a study published on Wednesday. About one in 150 children has autism, with symptoms ranging from social awkwardness and narrow interests to severe communication and intellectual disabilities, said researchers led by the University of Melbourne.
Fish oil — a supplement taken daily by millions of Americans — may not help you live longer, a new study released today suggests. The study is the latest piece of research feeding the debate over whether regularly taking omega-3 supplements — most commonly in the form of fish oil — helps the heart. A number of clinical trials have found that fish oil seems to lower risk of heart attack, sudden death, and even stroke — though exactly how this works remains unclear. Yet, other studies have found little evidence of connection between these often pricey supplements and health benefits.