A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 27, 2018, including: A study with new evidence to support the hygiene hypothesis, a link between exercise and macular degeneration, and how complaining impacts morale in the workplace.
Seven hundred children under age 15 drown in the US each year, most within sight of a parent or other adult. Experts discuss one major reason: drowning doesn't look like most people picture it, and so are unaware the child is in trouble.
Recent studies show that people with autism are twice as likely as others to engage in substance abuse, contrary to previous belief that they are extremely unlikely to use drugs or alcohol. An expert and an author who has used alcohol to cope with his autism discuss the developments and their impact.