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  • Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby

     Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby
    Since January, a new California law allows for a child to have more than two legal parents. But children are still limited to two genetic parents. That could change soon, if the Food and Drug Administration approves human clinical trials for a technique...
  • Think outside the cage when traveling away from pets

    Many pet owners know that traveling out of town often means a bite out of their wallet because Fido or Fluffy has to be boarded at a kennel, which can get pricey for extended stays. Of the $55.7 billion Americans spent on their pets in 2013, boarding and...
  • Letters: PTSD and MDMA

    Re "Ecstasy ingredient is studied as PTSD aid," March 16 As a Navy nurse and a psychiatric nurse practitioner student, I have worked in multiple venues caring for service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. In my experience, a...
  • Q&A: 'Divergent' co-star Ansel Elgort and author Veronica Roth

    Q&A: 'Divergent' co-star Ansel Elgort and author Veronica Roth
    When asked if there's a silver lining to the dystopian Chicago of "Divergent," Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth got scientific. "Does it snow there?" asks Elgort, who plays Caleb, brother of Tris (Shailene Woodley). "Yes," says Roth, the suburban-Chicago-...
  • Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...
  • #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views

    Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.  On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
  • Insomnia hits most people at some point

    Insomnia hits most people at some point
    Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
  • Measles is spreading, and the anti-vaccine movement is the cause

    Measles is spreading, and the anti-vaccine movement is the cause
    And now, New York City. Measles is spreading in upper Manhattan and the Bronx, according to public health authorities in New York. About 16 cases have turned up, including two that involved contagion in doctors' offices. Outbreaks have also been...
  • House of Delegates advances medical marijuana bill

    House of Delegates advances medical marijuana bill
    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Saturday to legislation that would liberalize its current law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.  The legislation, sponsored by Baltimore County Democratic Del. Dan K. Morhaim, would...
  • Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison

    Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison
    SAN DIEGO — A 52-year-old La Mesa man Friday was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of practicing medicine without a license and promising to cure patients of AIDS, cancer and other maladies. Desperate, terminally ill patients...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...