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WASHINGTON — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.Today, … more
WASHINGTON — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.Today, … more
Q: Which pain reliever is safer — acetaminophen, ibuprofen, celecoxib or naproxen? It seems as if they all carry some risks. A: Pain is a symptom to which we can all relate. It's also an important indicator of possible injury within the body … more
It starts with the denial of death. We are pretty sure that we won't die anytime soon so we don't give it much thought. Why obsess over it? It will happen one day, but not today. So, we make decisions about our lives that do not include dying. As … more
Western medicine in the 21st century is turning to ancient knowledge and techniques to alleviate many conditions and pains that have eluded even the most highly developed medical and pharmacological treatments.Acupuncture is one such ancient … more
NEW YORK — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today?The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010. This weekend, it returned in an HBO film … more
Q: I'm leery of sleep drugs, so I've been taking Benadryl to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What's the story on this drug?A: Diphenhydramine HCL, or Benadryl, is a sedating antihistamine. The medication … more
An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test's potential benefits and harms with their doctors and … more
Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds. more
Q: My daughter's school recently sent home a flier about potential exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease. How worried should I be? A: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is very common. It occurs most often in infants and children younger than 7 … more
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