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With autism, no longer invisible

Joseph Sheppard was in his 30s when he was diagnosed with autism. It explained the odd patterns of behavior and speech he'd always struggled with — and gave him the spark to help others express themselves.

FDA will deny request to ban BPA

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it will deny the National Resources Defense Council's petition asking it to prohibit the use of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in products manufactured in the United States.

An optimist’s journey with depression

In August, after several months of seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist, I was diagnosed with depression.

In secret, justices to decide fate of health care overhaul

The public drama surrounding the Supreme Court's extraordinary three-day review of President Obama's health care reform law has faded, but the real intrigue has just begun. You just won't see it, and the final yet-unwritten chapter will come unannounced.

Sleep disorder multiplies depression

People with sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that causes frequent sleep disturbances, often feel tired and unfocused during the day. But that may not be the only fallout: New research suggests the disorder also dramatically increases the risk of depression.

10 things you should know about Asian takeout

With the explosion of Asian fusion, figuring out what to order can be as murky as a bowl of freshly stirred miso soup. So hold on to your chopsticks because experts spill the (soy)beans on what's healthy — and not.

Drop weight quickly for spring break

Miami. Mexico. Martinique. No matter where you're headed on vacay, you're probably going to want to bring a bathing suit… and fewer pounds.

Number of U.S. autistic kids up by 78%

The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the CDC.

UK court ruling opens door to more asbestos claims

A landmark ruling in the UK Supreme Court has cleared the way for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families to make insurance claims.

Will the court let parts of law stand?

After three days of very public debate, the U.S. Supreme Court now retreats from the spotlight to make decisions that could topple some or all of the the sweeping health care reform bill.