Pollution linked to autism?

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(CBS) - A new Harvard University study finds pregnant women who are exposed to high air pollution levels may be at increased risk of having an autistic child.

Researchers studied more than 25,000 women and found those who lived in locations with the highest level of diesel particles and mercury in the air were twice as likely to give birth to a child with autism.




(CBS) - Researchers at Northwestern University are developing a drug treatment to keep the eggs of female cancer patients from dying.

Chemotherapy and radiation often cause women to lose their fertility.

Doctors hope this new research will help women have babies after cancer treatment.




(CBS) - Facebook is doing its part to boost organ donor registration.

On a single day in 2012, more than 13,000 Facebook users registered to donate organs then shared their organ donor status with other users.

That's more than 21 times the daily average. Researchers say it will be decades before it is known whether the donors actually follow through with their promise.


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