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  • Britain OKs making babies from DNA of 3 people in some cases

    LONDON – Britain’s fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using DNA from three people – what it c ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Healthy habits lower blood pressure naturally

    Only about half of Americans with high blood pressure are achieving the recommended blood pressure reading of below 140/90, says the American Heart As ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • What you can do for a wrist fracture

    In the Midwest, we associate winter with snowy and icy conditions. As winter arrives, adults need to pay attention to their environment to avoid falls ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Atwater: Home improvement projects inspired by addiction

    I think I have evidence that alcoholism can be treated by redesigning your home or repurposing existing living space.
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Surge in drug-affected newborns driven by rural opioid use

    CHICAGO – A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • Birth defects seen in 6 percent of U.S. pregnancies with Zika

    NEW YORK – A U.S. study of Zika-infected pregnancies found 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infec ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hopeful sign in obesity fight? Chubby babies on the decline

    CHICAGO – A decline in chubby babies and toddlers is providing a glimmer of good news in the fight against childhood obesity.
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stress of holidays – and 2016 – may make perfect time to try meditation

    If we can agree on one thing, it’s that this holiday season is especially stressful. This year it’s not just about the crush of shopping, decorating, ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The perfect gift after a turbulent year? A little health, tranquility

    There’s no doubt about it: 2016 was a doozy. It was so grueling, in fact, that late-night television host John Oliver dedicated an entire segment of h ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

    CHICAGO – U.S. women are increasingly using pot during pregnancy, sometimes for morning sickness. That's according to an analysis of annual U.S. gover ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Health Talk: Keep children warm, safe this winter with tips from MCDH

    As we head into the depths of winter, some of you probably are asking, “What am I doing living in northern Illinois? But children love the snow and co ...
    Dec. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Discusses Infant/Child Tongue Tie

    Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion.
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Cary Chiropractic — Helping you achieve wellness

    Located in the heart of Cary, Cary Chiropractic Offices are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives - combining skill and expertise ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Grim tally of overdose deaths soars as life expectancy falls

    NEW YORK – More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.The disastro ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • One-third of long-term users say they’re hooked on prescription painkillers

    One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerf ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:58 pm
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