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How The Brain Avoids Blurry Vision

How The Brain Avoids Blurry Vision

Scientists have discovered how nerve cells stabilize visual images…

06/02/2015

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone #NewsMom

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone

While covering a story on cell phone radiation, reporter Julie Watts asks a personal aside: “How dangerous is it that I keep two cellphones and a wireless baby monitor in our bedroom where my child sleeps? ” The response prompted her to declare her bedroom wireless-free.

05/20/2015

A Chinese scientist works at the national laboratory of medical genetics of China in Central South University June 19, 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan province of China. The lab was founded in 1972. In 1991, the laboratory was selected and founded by the national government as the national laboratory of medical genetics.The research in the lab focuses on mapping, identification, and functional analysis of the hereditary disease linked genes. Its research has recently been extended to gene therapy and human cell. Scientists in the lab have contributed more than 300 scientific publications since its establishment. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Controversial 1st: Scientists Edit DNA In Human Embryo, Raising Concerns Over Genome Changes

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific community.

04/24/2015

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy is seen with Elmo from Sesame Street in a frame from a YouTube video. (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Elmo, U.S. Surgeon General Urge Children To Get Their Vaccinations

The U.S. Surgeon General has teamed up with Elmo from Sesame Street to appeal to children directly about getting vaccinated.

04/17/2015

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CDC: Nearly 1 In 3 Women Space Their Pregnancies Too Close Together

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

04/16/2015

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Avowed Anti-Vaxxer Mom Has Change Of Heart As All 7 Kids Develop Whooping Cough

A Canadian woman refused to vaccinate her children and resisted the urging of relatives to reconsider her anti-vax stance has now charged her tune after all seven of her unvaccinated children developed whooping cough.

04/15/2015

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California Mandatory School Vaccination Bill Stalls Amid Angry Debate

A California vaccination bill that has generated intense debates pitting personal rights against public health stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, with lawmakers saying it could unconstitutionally deprive unvaccinated children of an adequate education by barring them from schools.

04/15/2015

A couple looks over the railing on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Oldsters Than Hipsters – Marin Has More Old People Than Any Other Bay Area County

A new study says residents in Marin County are some of the oldest in the Bay Area. In fact, almost one in five is 65 and older.

03/21/2015

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Your Favorite Wine Might Contain High Levels Of Deadly Arsenic, According To Lawsuit

There may be a reason to think twice before you sip – a lawsuit filed in California Thursday contends some top selling wines contain high levels of arsenic.

03/19/2015