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CLAIM: Infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body temperature without direct contact, point an infrared light directly at the brain’s pineal gland, exposing it to harmful radiation.

More than 600,000 Americans are expected to die this year from cancer. That doesn't slow down for the coronavirus. The good news is that scientists are still working on improving our odds by finding new ways to expand the scope and accuracy of early testing. And they recently had a promising breakthrough.

As we wrap up another National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's tempting to look around and feel proud. Athletes are wearing pink jerseys, and everything from rosé to tacos is for sale in service of the cause. For decades, we have bathed October in every hue from blush to magenta to raise awareness about breast cancer. And it's worked. We are aware. But aware of what exactly?

The research team said it was able to measure the response of autistic children to different environmental cues by imaging a specific part of the brain “involved in assigning value to social interactions.”

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