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A new study finds strong evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine recommended for children under 6 - is not associated with autism. The results published in the American Academy of Pediatrics are consistent with previous studies. Researchers also found strong evidence that MMR, tetanus and hepatitis B vaccines are not associated with childhood leukemia.

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Women who use donor eggs to conceive have a greater risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension.  Researchers in France say patients and obstetricians need to be aware of the risks and be prepared to begin early treatment for high blood pressure if necessary.

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And there has been a dramatic drop in the growth of healthcare spending in the U.S. New research shows spending growth declined from 7% in 2002 to just 1% in 2011. Health experts say the use of cheaper generic drugs and a freeze on some doctor reimbursement rates helped keep costs down.

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