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Identical Triplets Born in California (PHOTO – VIDEO)

Rare Identical Triplets

A Sacramento couple hit the genetic lottery when they welcomed identical triplets, conceived without fertility drugs, last month. Doctors say the odds of naturally conceiving identical triplets, where a single fertilized egg is divided into three separate embryos, may be as high as “one in a million.” The parents of the triplets told reporters they were happy about their three ... Read More »

Pregnancy rate 2013 : US women having fewer children

American women are having fewer kids

New numbers out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that fewer women in the United States are having children. Between 2000 and 2009, pregnancy rates for U.S. women fell by 12%, or nearly 6.4 million pregnancies. The pregnancy rate is the lowest it has been in 12 years. In fact, the rates for teenage pregnancy reached historic ... Read More »

Vitamin D linked to cognitive health, Study

Vitamin D linked to cognitive health, Study

A new paper in Free Radical Biology and Medicine suggests that a diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain. In addition to being essential for maintaining bone health, the new evidence found that vitamin D serves important roles in other organs and tissue, including the brain. The study showed that middle-aged rats that were fed a diet ... Read More »

Cannibal Sandwiches : State officials urge consumers to avoid eating raw ground meat

Cannibal Sandwiches

Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people in Wisconsin to avoid so-called “cannibal sandwiches.” It’s an appetizer featuring raw ground beef on cocktail bread, and the occasional raw egg. “Cannibal sandwiches” are a popular Wisconsin tradition during the holiday season. Numerous people got sick with E. Coli after eating them last year. But, it’s ... Read More »

Energy drinks speed heart contractions : Study

Energy drinks speed heart contractions

The news is based on a small study of 18 healthy adults who had heart scans taken before and one hour after drinking an energy drink containing caffeine and taurine (a chemical said to have stimulant properties). The study’s preliminary results were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Read More »

Oxytocin improves brain function in autistic kids : study finds

Oxytocin improves brain function in autistic kids

The Love hormone ‘helps autistic brain’ and makes them more social, according to US researchers.The role of the hormone in helping children with autism has been debated, with studies showing conflicting data. Brain scans, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hint that there is an effect. The National Autistic Society said research on oxytocin as a ... Read More »

Man donates kidney to stranger to save his wife (PHOTO)

Man donates kidney to stranger to save his wife

JoAnn and William Breckenridge, first international paired kidney donor. You’ve probably heard of chain e-mails connecting you to strangers, but a local woman credits a kidney chain for saving her life. WDRB’s Jennifer Baileys explains how not finding a match here at home allowed JoAnne Breckenridge to help save others across the country. The proposition is called a paired donation ... Read More »

Nurse Fatally Stabbed : Four Wounded In TX Hospital (VIDEO)

Nurse Fatally Stabbed : Four Wounded In TX Hospital (VIDEO)

One of the victims of a fatal stabbing at a Longview hospital on Tuesday morning has been identified. In an e-mail to staff on Tuesday, Good Shepherd Medical Center CEO Steve Altmiller said that Gail Sandidge, a nurse at the hospital, died. She was stabbed by an assailant at the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Sandidge died ... Read More »

Holiday eating tips for Thanksgiving : says expert

Holiday eating tips for Thanksgiving

With the holiday season kicking off this week, experts are reminding people that there is a healthy way to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. Gloria Bent, a registered dietitian, says that along with using fresh and natural ingredients, dieters should avoid the skin of the turkey. She says that staying away from too many side dishes and sticking to vegetables is ... Read More »

Gynecologists may treat men, Patients: board says

Gynecologists may treat men

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology said Tuesday that its members could treat male patients for sexually transmitted infections and screen them for anal cancer, The New York Times reports. The announcement is a change to restrictions issued in September, which said gynecologists could lose their board certification if they treated male patients. The original rule was to keep ... Read More »