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Fat of the land

Fat of the land

By Marvin Olasky & Susan Olasky
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Health | How a healthy idea became a bloated bureaucracy

Are middle-aged whites dying at alarming rates?

Are middle-aged whites dying at alarming rates?

By Gaye Clark
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Health | A new study published Nov. 2 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) claims a decades-long decline in the death rate of middle-aged white…

India moves to ban surrogacy for foreign couples

By Courtney Crandell
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Family | The Indian government released an official letter to fertility clinics last week that bans them from contracting surrogates to foreigners. Though the Bombay…

Should parents of disabled children be allowed to stunt their growth?

By Gaye Clark
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Health | Many parents have lamented their children growing up, with a joking wish they would stay “little” forever. But when Mark and Jenn Hooper asked pediatric…

Dad’s health ‘sins’ may be visited on his grandchildren

Dad’s health ‘sins’ may be visited on his grandchildren

By Julie Borg
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Health | Over the past decade, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests a father’s life experiences, including food choices, drug or alcohol use, exposure to…

Health workers warn Ebola epidemic might spread through unsafe sex

By D. Joy Riley
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Ebola Virus | The Ebola epidemic is not necessarily over, according to The New England Journal of Medicine . Last week the prestigious journal reported a study of 100…

New federal dietary guidelines give food industry heartburn

By Julie Borg
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Food | Last week, while students across the country picked at their calorie-adjusted, reduced-sodium school lunches and consumers fretted about whether to buy skim…

New cardiac stent shows promise in lowering complications

By Gaye Clark
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Health | Heart disease patients requiring intervention for blocked arteries may soon have another option for treatment. This week, a new cardiac stent, the Absorb,

Researchers develop tattle-tale pills for medication compliance

Researchers develop tattle-tale pills for medication compliance

By Julie Borg
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Science | Did Grandma remember to take her pills today? Is she playing hooky from her daily walk? Grandma’s doctor may soon get all that information and more simply…

Debunking the Planned Parenthood mammogram myth

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms despite continued claims from high-profile supporters that it does, according to a Fact Checker report released…

Gene test helps some breast-cancer patients ditch chemo

By Gaye Clark
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Health | Many women with early stage breast cancer can safely forgo chemotherapy thanks to a gene test that effectively predicts whether the disease will return. 

Women blame sterilization device for serious health problems

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an expert panel last week to scrutinize a controversial permanent sterilization device called Essure. 

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