Increased Autism Rate Linked to Induced or Augmented Childbirth

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_7a57f671af.jpgJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Boys born to mothers who needed assistance inducing or augmenting birth may have a higher risk of autism, according to a new study. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, found that boys whose mothers either required stimulation to begin contractions or medical action to increase the strength duration and frequency of contractions were 35 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who did not require procedures to assist in their births.

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Hospital Employee to Plead Guilty for Infecting Patients with Hepatitis C

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_540dab9e70.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(EXETER, N.H.) --  The New Hampshire hospital lab technician, charged by authorities for causing a Hepatitis C outbreak that infected 31 patients, will plead guilty. David Kwiatkowski, 32, was arrested and charged with acquiring a controlled substance by fraud and tampering with a consumer product with "reckless disregard" for the risk of others, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He was caught in a scheme in which he stole patients' drugs, then replaced the contents of their syringes with saline.

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Teen Added to Heart Transplant List After Hospital's Change of Heart

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f0b5fe3e24.jpgWSB Atlanta(ATLANTA) -- The family of Anthony Stokes, the 15-year-old boy who was denied a place on the heart transplant waiting list because of "non-compliance," now say doctors at a Georgia hospital have changed their minds. Anthony has an enlarged heart and has been given six months to live, but Anthony's family said doctors told them that they wouldn't put him on the transplant list because of his history of "non-compliance" -- this typically means a patient hasn't shown that he can follow medical directions, such as taking his medicine or showing up to follow-up appointments.

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Study: Having Many Siblings Can Lower Your Chances of Divorce

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_520c32c7fa.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Having many brothers and sisters may help you sustain a marriage, according to a new study from Ohio State University. "Each sibling that you had reduced the likelihood of divorce by 2 percent," says Doug Downey, a professor of sociology at the university. And the correlation continues until after about a dozen siblings. "With each additional sibling -- up to about seven or eight -- you're improving your chances of staying married a little bit," he says.

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Who Should Pay the Bill on a Date?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_49e7b7c105.jpgIngram Publishing/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Should the man foot the entire bill on a date? According to the majority of men who participated in a survey, no. In the study of more than 17,000 people by Chapman University's David Frederick and colleagues from California State University and Wellesley College, almost 64 percent of men said they believe women should fork over some cash on a date. 

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