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Health Link FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization
Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children.
Health Link FDA looks to reboot nonprescription drug system FDA looks to reboot nonprescription drug system
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments.
Health Link Older Americans are early winners under health law Older Americans are early winners under health law
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation's new health insurance system.
Health Link More talking to babies helps develop their brains More talking to babies helps develop their brains
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills - but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
Health Link Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy
Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth - twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds.