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Health stories for March 22, 2013

3 years 6 months 4 days ago March 22, 2013 Mar 22, 2013 Friday, March 22 2013 March 22, 2013 5:25 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 22, 2013 -

An experimental treatment may help fight cancer.

Doctors altered several patient's white blood cells to turn them into cancer fighters.

A 7 year old girl who got the treatment is now in remission.

Meanwhile, it nearly killed a man who got it, but after eight days in a coma, he was cancer-free.

Further studies are needed, though.

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The number of children with autism appears to be much high than previously thought.

The CDC released a study that said 1-in-50 school-aged kids had autism.

Just last year, other research said it was closer to 1-in-88 kids,

Not everyone agrees with the new assessment.

The most recent findings were the result of a survey and based on parental reporting.

The earlier study was based on medical and educational records, along with reviews.

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A top energy drink is making a change on its label.

Monster Energy labels will now show caffeine is included.

It will also no longer show the drink as a dietary supplement.

The FDA requires makers of dietary supplement to report adverse effects linked to the product, while food and drink makers do not have to make those same reports.

Monster Energy says the product itself is not changing.

The energy drink industry is under fire following several deaths, though the FDA won't say if the drinks are a contributing factor.

 

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