Health & Wellness Features
Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....
Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Wanda Serrano arrived at Puerto Rico's largest public hospital before dawn to take her 17-year-old son to an appointment. Six hours later, they were still in the packed waiting room hoping to see a doctor....
The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy
More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor....
Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it....
Artificial hand helps amputees feel just how hard to squeeze
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A next-generation artificial hand is letting two amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch - like holding a child without squeezing too tightly. It's another step toward developing prosthetics that can feel....
Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds? Study says it could help
What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now? A big study in England did that - screening thousands of babies for inherited risk - and found it was twice as common as has been thought....
UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern....
Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk
CHICAGO (AP) -- Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition....
Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death....
Experts hope mosquito-borne bacteria can beat the Zika virus
LONDON (AP) -- Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases....
Pittsburgh Parking Authority decided last week to suspend planned increase in all-day rates and monthly parking leases downtown for next August 1st. Executive Director David Onorato said "We want to make sure we're doing the right thing based on demand". Affecting demand are two new private garages planned in 2017, but also fewer people driving daily to downtown because of mass transit, ride share services and the exodus of some retailers and businesses from the Golden Triangle.
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