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Second Case of Children Switched at Birth at Canada Hospital

mvaligursky/iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Two Canadian families are reeling after finding out that their sons were switched at birth.David Tait Junior, it turns out, was named after the father that raised him, but not after his biological father. DNA t…

 

6 Mistakes You're Making With Your Contacts

scyther5/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Proper contact lens hygiene is nothing to roll your eyes at: A new government report warns that bad habits (like wearing your lenses to bed) can lead to eye infections and possibly permanent injuries.The U.S. Cen…

 

EpiPen Users Have Few Options for Generic or Alternate Drugs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The rising cost of EpiPens has led many to wonder whether there are cheaper options available on the market.The drug epinephrine has been around for decades, but the EpiPen, which is made by Mylan, has become the go-to ep…

 

 

 

FDA Recommends Testing for Zika Virus in All US Blood Donations

Tomasz Gierygowski/Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending that all donated blood and blood components in the U.S. be tested for the Zika virus as an extra safety measure.The recommendation comes after doz…

 

Record Noise Levels Expected at Minnesota Vikings' New Stadium

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minnesota Vikings will kick off its first pre-season game this weekend at a brand new stadium that is already raising questions about its noise level.The U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where the Viking…

 

Your Body: Getting Car Sick

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Nothing ruins a good car trip like an upset stomach or, even worse, vomiting from car sickness. Motion sickness is a disturbance of the vestibular balance system, which includ…