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Miracle of Eden: 2-Year-Old’s Incredible Recovery From Crippling Brain Damage

Eden Carlson at hospital (L) and after being released from hospital. (Courtesy of the Carlson family)
Eden Carlson at hospital (L) and after being released from hospital. (Courtesy of the Carlson family)

After six years of trying, Kristal and Chris Carlson had already given up on having another baby. They already had four children, but wanted another...

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    Proper Tools May Help Prevent Medicine Errors at Home

    Providing parents with picture-based instructions – and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed – may help reduce cases of medication... Read more

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    Why Unsafe Cosmetics Are Still on Store Shelves

    Many cosmetic products entice consumers with active ingredients that will plump, lengthen, and boost. But the cost, depending on the product, may be serious injury... Read more

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    Health Canada Allows Importation of Drugs Needed to Treat Opioid Addiction

    TORONTO—Provinces and territories are now able to import urgently needed medications that are not available in Canada to treat the growing incidence of opioid dependence... Read more

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    Tick Causing Red Meat Allergy Spreads Through US

    It was only about a decade ago that immunologists figured out the Lone star tick can give people allergy to red meat—and a nasty one... Read more

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    Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D

    Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk... Read more

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    Irregular Sleep Tied to Worse Grades

    College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S... Read more

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    Walking Their Dogs Keeps the Elderly Active

    Senior citizens who live with dogs appear to meet internationally recognized exercise goals just by walking them, a new study suggests. Researchers matched 43 older... Read more

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    ‘Wombs for Rent’ Business Flourishes in Communist Laos

    Dozens of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbors to ban the controversial procedure... Read more

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    Even Moderate Drinking Linked to Changes in Brain Structure, Study Says

    Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday... Read more

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    Ketamine After Surgery Linked to Nightmares, Delirium

    New research indicates that ketamine doesn’t lower levels of pain or reduce the need for pain-killing opioid drugs in the days after an operation, though... Read more

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    Can This Kind of Rock Climbing Treat Depression?

    Bouldering, a form of rock climbing that involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, could be an effect... Read more

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    A Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are an effective means of treating bacterial contamination. But extensive use of antibiotic substances in medicine and agriculture has resulted in increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria... Read more

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    Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

    A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public... Read more

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    How Do the Chemicals in Sunscreen Protect Our Skin From Damage?

    Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She... Read more

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    Why Facebook May Fuel New Mothers’ Insecurity

    You haven’t showered in a few days, and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet this morning. But your baby is one month old today. You... Read more

  • Avaaz members protest against the world's first genetically modified salmon approved for human consumption—which opponents have dubbed frankenfish—outside the Food and Drug Administration’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 22, 2013. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Avaaz)

    Groups Call on Grocery Stores to Reject GM Salmon, Produce

    Public interest groups are calling on grocery stores to reject the sale of newly approved genetically modified salmon and produce after a private member’s bill... Read more

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