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First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | Prenatal screening tests with misleading results are prompting some parents to abort perfectly healthy babies, according to a new report. A three-month…

A new pro-abortion report underestimates the risks to women

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Undergoing an abortion is a safe procedure, claims a study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). But pro-life…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Gut-level response

Gut-level response

By Julie Borg
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Science | Artificial sweeteners may cause glucose intolerance in some people

Midday Roundup: Congress effuses Christmas spirit in bipartisan spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let’s make a deal. Leaders in the House and Senate reached a deal yesterday to keep the government funded with a $1 trillion spending package. Congress has…

Midday Roundup: Renegade flu strain defies this year’s vaccine

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Flu shot fail? Experts fear this year’s flu vaccine may not provide complete protection. That’s because a “drifted,” or mutated, strain of the H3N2…

UK tells women to have babies at home

UK tells women to have babies at home

By Caroline Leal
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Health | Britain is making a radical change to its longstanding advice on childbirth. A Wednesday announcement from Britain’s National Health Service proclaimed home…

The CDC (finally) has a plan for Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Ebola Virus | By the time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its guidance for hospitals treating Ebola patients earlier this week, the United…

Web Reads: Remembering P.D. James

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | In memoriam. Crime novelist P.D. James died last week at age 94. In this Paris Review interview, James talks about writing, her affection for The Book of Common…

With breakthrough, parents can finally hug and kiss their ‘bubble babies’

By Julie Borg
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Medicine | Researchers have cured 18 babies of “bubble baby” disease, a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder in which a person has no functional immune system.

Google’s medical nanobots would know you’re sick before you did

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Last month at The Wall Street Journal ’s WSJD Live global technology conference, Google announced a new initiative reminiscent of the classic 1966 thriller,

 
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