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PHOENIX — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.

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CHICAGO — Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants.

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It now appears that there are documented negative metabolic consequences from becoming sedentary for as little as two weeks. Earlier studies on healthy college students show that by not moving much or limiting exercise for only two weeks may cause blood sugar levels and insulin levels to bec…

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There are many benefits from owning a pet and if you own a dog, longevity is one of them. In a large Swedish study published in November 2017 , 3.4 million Swedes ranging in age from 40 to 80 years were followed during a 12 year study.

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The Savannah River Section of the American Nuclear Society awared three Benjamin Memorial Scholarship to Central Savannah River Area student to help defray college costs for the 2018-2019 academic year. The awards are provided in the memory of long-time ANS member Dr. Richard "Dick" Benjamin…

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Gretchen Reynolds , of the New York Times, has recently reviewed an article appearing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that was most interesting to read.The authors of the British publication have determined a walking cadence that coincides with what most of us would correlate with …

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(TNS) — It boils down to what’s in the term sunburn: “sun” and “burn.” Simply put, the sun burns your skin. And the result can be pain, redness, blisters and peeling skin.

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Vitamins are essential micronutrients and generally only small amounts are needed to maintain optimal health. The water soluble vitamins include the B complex and also vitamin C. The fat soluble group includes vitamins A, D, E and K. The fat soluble vitamins are stored in body tissues as wel…

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It has been estimated that the earliest evidence of primates being able to walk on two feet as opposed to four limbs dates back to around 6 million years ago. For us humans, being bipedal has advantages.

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About two years ago a report from Germany stated that there was an association between long term Proton Pump Inhibitor/PPI use and dementia.This was a fairly large retrospective study that cautioned against the long term use of drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix Prevacid and Dexilant. …

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Diabetes, a chronic disease that affects how one's body transforms food into energy, affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., according to medical data. Approximately 7.2 million of those people are unaware of their diagnosis.

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NEW YORK — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.

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Diet and exercise are two huge factors cited by experts in addressing heart disease, both for young people looking decades ahead and for adults looking to rebound from a medical challenge.

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By now most of us realize that exercise promotes physical health in many ways. However did you know that exercise even just a little bit can make you a happier person? People who exercise only once a week or those who work out for only 10 minutes a day tended to be happier than sedentary ind…

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GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — "(Boxing) helps me build up my strength and my endurance, and part of it is being here with other people, since I live alone," Wise said during a recent Rock Steady Boxing Galesburg open house on the fourth floor of the Weinberg Arcade.

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Most of us realize that fluid and nutrient supplementation is beneficial during prolonged and vigorous periods of exercise. Also, some assume that it is helpful to replenish these needs with commercially available sports drinks during longer periods of physical activity.

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When Daphyne Jackson started running, she hoped it would help her feel better physically and mentally. She was overweight and borderline diabetic, a single mother working full time while caring for two daughters and her terminally ill mother. She had to do something.

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Editor's note: This article is part of series called Keep Aiken Green, a recycling awareness and education project in cooperation with the City of Aiken and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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(TNS) — Easter baskets can be so much fun to put together for the kiddos. And while the Easter Bunny is not going to fill up a basket with broccoli and Brussels sprouts, there's no reason for the basket to be loaded with sugar either.

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Lindsay Rome went through 6½ years of tests, fertility treatments and heartache. In all that time, she'd never seen a positive pregnancy test.

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Heart disease is a leading cause of early death and disability in South Carolina. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control encourages residents to adopt habits to keep their hearts healthy.

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