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Your Body: The Link Between Your Birth Month and Allergies

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­tor­Could the sea­son in which your child is born deter­mine whether he or she will suf­fer from aller­gies later in life?A new study pub­lished in the jour­nal Aller­gies sug­gests that b…

 

 

Beating Heart Cells Created From Human Skin Cells in New Study

Wave­break Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Sci­en­tists have found a new way to trans­form human skin cells into heart-like cells in mice by using chem­i­cals instead of genetic mod­i­fi­ca­tion, in what some experts are call­ing a major breakthrough.Researchers us…

 

First Commercial Zika Virus Test Gets FDA Approval

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –  The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion approved the first com­mer­cial U.S. test Thurs­day to diag­nose the Zika virus.The news comes as states and the fed­eral gov­ern­ment strug­gle to get ahead of the epi­demic as it makes its …

 

Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit Historic Lows, CDC Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Teen preg­nancy rates con­tinue to drop through­out the U.S., and have reached a new his­toric low, accord­ing to a new report from the U.S. Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC).There were 24.2 live births per 1,00…

 

Grown Preemie Triplets Donate PJ's to NICU Where They Once Stayed

Ty Swarts(SHAWNEE, Kan.) — A set of triplets who were born pre­ma­ture paid it for­ward last week after donat­ing paja­mas to the babies of the NICU in the hos­pi­tal where they were born 10 years ago.“I couldn’t be more proud,” dad Ty Swarts of Shawnee, Kan…

 

Study: Spike in Cost of Certain Oral Cancer Drugs Squeezes Patients

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As ris­ing drug costs have become a topic of intense debate, a new review finds a sig­nif­i­cant increase for some can­cer drugs.The cost of cer­tain oral med­ica­tions for can­cer treat­ment have increased multiple-fold since 2000…

 

Teen's 'Promposes' to Friend With Down Syndrome at Coffee Shop

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — A teen’s touch­ing “promposal” to her friend with Down syn­drome is going viral on Face­book after it was cap­tured on video.Lillie Wright, 17, sur­prised her friend and co-worker Trevor Jef­fer­son, 21, at Beau’s Coffee…