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  • Identical twins, one case of Down syndrome: a genetic mystery

    Identical twins, one case of Down syndrome: a genetic mystery
    A rare occurrence in the earliest days of a pregnancy produces an unusual and mystifying outcome: Identical twin fetuses are conceived of the same meeting of egg and sperm. And despite their shared DNA, one of the twins has Down syndrome (the most...
  • Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

    Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says
    Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the...
  • West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast

    West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast
    A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town. “I miss...
  • Glen Burnie waitress to donate kidney to 2-year-old boy

    Glen Burnie waitress to donate kidney to 2-year-old boy
    To see 2-year-old James Paglio of Fort Meade playing on the floor, his cherry-red cheeks glowing as he tows a toy truck behind a sofa, you'd never know that he suffers from kidney disease so severe he often needs up to 15 medications a day and has been on...
  • Darren Sharper in L.A. jail as bail denied in Arizona assault case

    Darren Sharper in L.A. jail as bail denied in Arizona assault case
    An Arizona judge ruled Thursday that Darren Sharper was ineligible for bail on a sexual assault charge there, which could prevent the ex-NFL star’s release from L.A. County jail, where he has spent the last seven weeks. Maricopa County Superior...
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...
  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper stays in L.A. jail pending May hearing

    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper stays in L.A. jail pending May hearing
    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail pending another court hearing next month, the latest development in the ongoing sexual assault investigations against the former safety that stretch across five states. Friday marked the 38-...
  • Frequently asked questions about Medicare

    Frequently asked questions about Medicare
    Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
  • DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study

    DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study
    How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...