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Scientists Working on Editing Bad Memories

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just like Jim Carrey’s char­ac­ter did in Eter­nal Sun­shine of the Spot­less Mind, researchers are clos­ing in on a way to safely erase trau­matic mem­o­ries. As explained in PBS’ Nova spe­cial Mem­ory Hack­ers on Wednes­day nig…

 

Parents Accuse Doctor of Performing Oral Surgery on Newborn by Mistake

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The par­ents of a Ten­nessee new­born say that their infant was mis­tak­enly oper­ated on while they were still in the hospital.Nate Harper was born on Dec. 16 at Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­ter in Lebanon, Ten­nessee, Nate’s mother J…

 

Boy with Cerebral Palsy ‘Skateboards’ with Dad

iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — An 8-year-old boy with cere­bral palsy who uses a wheel­chair is now the hottest skate­boarder on his block thanks to a bit of inge­nu­ity from his mom and dad.Atticus Edmunds, 8, got his first feel­ing of fly­ing down…

 

Baby Born at Just 10 Ounces Finally Gets to Go Home

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — One of the world’s small­est sur­viv­ing babies is finally out of the hospital.Born 14 weeks early and weigh­ing just 10 ounces, E’Layah Faith Per­gues faced an uphill bat­tle to sur­vive. Her doc­tors at Car­oli­nas Medical…

 

Survey: 1 in 12 American Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Approx­i­mately 8.4 per­cent of women report smok­ing tobacco at some time dur­ing their preg­nancy, accord­ing to new data from a large national survey.The sta­tis­tic is an improve­ment when com­pared to past sta­tis­tics from the C…

 

"GMA'"s Michael Strahan Talks to His Dad About Heart Health

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s National Heart Month, and Good Morn­ing America’s Michael Stra­han sat down for a heart-to-heart con­ver­sa­tion with his father, Gene Stra­han, about improv­ing his heart health.In the video chat, Stra­han said he d…

 

Sigh-ence: Researchers Unlock the Lifesaving Reason We Sigh

iStock/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) — While we tend to sigh when we’re sad or depressed, sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that, unlike the famous song noted, a sigh isn’t just a sigh: instead, the deep breath is a life­sav­ing reflex.According to the res…

 

Your Body: Seasonal Affective Disorder

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical ContributorIt’s cloudy, cold, dreary and gray out­side — and all of that can lead to a con­di­tion called sea­sonal affec­tive disorder.About a half a mil­lion peo­ple in the United States suff…