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Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 19
Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.

Opioid Crisis Brings Unwanted Attention to Wealthy Family

Opioid Crisis Brings Unwanted Attention to Wealthy Family

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jan 19
The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, the privately held drug company that has made billions from OxyContin, and Sacklers hold most of the seats on the board.

Less Beef, More Beans. Experts Say World Needs New Diet

Less Beef, More Beans. Experts Say World Needs New Diet

By Candice Choi | Jan 18
A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet.

Meth's Resurgence Spotlights Lack of Meds to Combat Addiction

Meth's Resurgence Spotlights Lack of Meds to Combat Addiction

By Carmen Heredia Rodrigue | Jan 18
Even as the opioid epidemic continues, the toll of methamphetamine use, also known as meth or crystal meth, is on the rise, too.

Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 18
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.

Idaho Woman Has 50-Pound Tumor Removed

Idaho Woman Has 50-Pound Tumor Removed

Jan 17
An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

By Terry Davidson, American University | Jan 17
There's a troubling link between a fat-rich diet common in the West and brain-related ailments that can actually impair our ability to avoid overeating.

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 16
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition."

5 Reasons Holistic Dentistry is Gaining Popularity

5 Reasons Holistic Dentistry is Gaining Popularity

Jan 16
For a growing number of patients, a trip to the dentist isn't what it used to be — and that's how they want it.

12 Tips for a Healthy 2019

12 Tips for a Healthy 2019

Jan 15
The authors of "Whats Your Season? Healing Principles and Recipes for Your Body Type" offer a fresh approach to optimize your health

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