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Apr 9, 2014

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they have been unfairly critical of television shows that feature pregnancy in adolescents.

Apr 8, 2014

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with an electrical stimulator.

Apr 7, 2014

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary study finds that it may boost the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Apr 3, 2014

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Women who took a fertility drug called Clomid don’t have any higher risk of breast cancer, even 30 years later, than women who did not, a new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute found, NBC...

Apr 2, 2014

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

For many moms looking to relieve stress, wine and cocktails are part of their weekly routine, even on play dates.

Apr 1, 2014

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex as just like biologically grown ones and even heal themselves if they are damaged.

Mar 30, 2014

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of heart disease and even death, NBC News reported.

Mar 29, 2014

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the first time.

Mar 27, 2014

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

More than 6 million people have enrolled in health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges, the White House said Thursday, offering a sign that a massive last-minute sign-up surge has panned out as predicted.

Mar 27, 2014

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the autism in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children, NBC News reported.

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