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Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:40:15 GMT

The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development.


Dental checkups urged for babies -- but many dentists are wary

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:36:52 GMT

Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco.


If I Were a Parent: Teaching kids to be good sports

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:43:58 GMT

"That teams stinks."


Mother of disabled child: Cassidy 'should know better'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:38:43 GMT

Jessica Michot's voice breaks, and her eyes fill with tears.


Your kids want a tattoo or piercing? Here's what doctors recommend

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:52:42 GMT


CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:42:40 GMT

In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy.


Eleventh death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:18:54 GMT

Eleven people have died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department.


Why is health care in the US so expensive?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:42:58 GMT

As Congress debates a new health care bill, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place?


Disaster survivors rescued from rubble -- in Mexico and beyond

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:52:05 GMT

Somewhere beneath the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, rescuers believe a 12-year-old girl is alive.


The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:07:17 GMT

It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.


When caring for a sick pet becomes burdensome

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:59:31 GMT

Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests. Here are strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden.


Why today's teens are taking longer to grow up

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:06:05 GMT

Teens aren't what they used to be.


Attorney: Tests show Aaron Hernandez had CTE

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:16:39 GMT

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jose Baez said Thursday.


The reason Frida, the trapped little girl, gripped our imagination

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:24:20 GMT


Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:41:46 GMT

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday.


Mother: Sen. Cassidy should know better

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:14:29 GMT

Mothers of children with disabilities say the latest GOP health care bill would ruin their children's care. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.


Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:29:52 GMT

The Gatorade Company will no longer be able to make disparaging comments about water, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.


Las Vegas performer defies gravity on one leg

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:43:38 GMT


The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:01:13 GMT

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process.


Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2 months

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:33:01 GMT

Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA.


Students swim with sharks, explore space through VR

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:41:24 GMT

Imagine instead of viewing a shark-infested shipwreck or a space station in photos, technology meant you actually swam and floated right through them.


The most common pre-existing medical conditions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:37:15 GMT

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.


Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:43:26 GMT

Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient.


A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:30 GMT

Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it?


When you and your partner have mismatched libidos

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:44:50 GMT

When one partner has more interest in sex than the other, it's easy for the person with the higher sex drive to feel rejected, bruised, and undesirable and for the partner who avoids sex to feel pressure, anxiety, and guilt.


Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:05:46 GMT

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.


The psychological aftermath of hurricanes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:54:13 GMT

The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.


41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:41:05 GMT

A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids.


Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:08:31 GMT

Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"


This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:39:50 GMT

A new study suggests that across countries and income levels boys and girls enter their teens ingrained with damaging gender stereotypes that could have lasting impacts.



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