Top Medical Stories for Friday, May 31st

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Successful Bone Marrow Transplants Researchers have identified a gene in bone marrow cells which may be the key to successful bone marrow transplants in patients with blood diseases like leukemia, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplasia.

Exposure to Pesticides: Increased Risk of Parkinson’s? A study of 104 articles about the effects of pesticides and insecticides has
found that exposure to these chemicals is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Predicting Autism Outcomes in Kids In a new study, researchers were able to predict what autistic children’s linguistic, cognitive, and adaptive skills would be at four and six years by examining their brain responses to words at two years of age.

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