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Health Alert: Regular check-ups, early detection of cancer

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(CBS) - Researchers in Boston say a watch and wait approach may be the best treatment for early stage prostate cancer.

Scientists analyzed hundreds of cases and found most low grade tumors do not grow over time.

Doctors believe many of these patients can avoid treatment and instead schedule regular checkups to make sure the disease is not progressing.

(CBS) - A study out of Britain finds children born to overweight mothers are more likely to die before they turn 55.

Researchers say the risk is 35 percent higher. Doctors suspect being overweight at pregnancy may cause permanent appetite and metabolism changes in the fetus.

That leads to health problems for the child later in life.

(CBS) - Brain scans may help spot dyslexia sooner.

The condition makes it difficult to read and is usually diagnosed around the second grade. But researchers at MIT believe they can spot it when children reach kindergarten.

They scanned kids with reading problems and found unique differences in a part of the brain that deals with language processing.

More study is needed to confirm the findings. 
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