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Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Noah Shaw was just a little more than three months-old when he was diagnosed with rare tumors in both eyes. He endured a lengthy treatment and had to have his right eye removed, and his father Bryan Shaw

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The Spermbot: a micromotor that latches on to a slow swimming sperm to drive it into the egg

The Spermbot: a micromotor that latches on to a slow swimming sperm to drive it into the egg

Artificial insemination and IVF are among the most popular fertility treatments, despite the fact that IVF can be prohibitively expensive and the success rates for artificial insemination hover below 30%.

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Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

Unclean and contaminated water sources might seem like a third world problem, but in our very own country a water-related health crisis has been emerging over recent months. An extremely high number of

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Somali teen earns a free education after wowing his small town by making electronic toys out of trash

Somali teen earns a free education after wowing his small town by making electronic toys out of trash

On paper, it would be easy to write off Guled Adan Abdi’s future and miss the latent potential: he’s a thirteen-year-old living in war-torn Somalia and currently learning at the grade level of

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When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

Many moms-to-be feel like a beached whale during the third trimester — so when your doctor tells you that she suspects you are going to have a “large” baby, it’s normal to start

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Revolutionary male contraceptive enables men to turn fertility on and off with the flip of a switch

Revolutionary male contraceptive enables men to turn fertility on and off with the flip of a switch

Vasectomies aside, the onus of long-term birth control typically relies on females: IUDs, diaphragms, pills, and other methods that have some questionable side effects. A new male contraceptive promises a

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Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Having a baby is called labor for a reason. Any woman who has given birth knows that labor and delivery are similar to endurance sports. There’s a 9 month training period, heavy breathing, and often

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Campbell’s will be the first major food company to disclose GMO ingredients on its labels

Campbell’s will be the first major food company to disclose GMO ingredients on its labels

Campbell’s Soup Company, which also serves as the parent company for brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Swanson, Prego, and V8, just announced that they will now begin disclosing genetically modified

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First Response unveils world’s first pregnancy test with Bluetooth technology

First Response unveils world’s first pregnancy test with Bluetooth technology

Taking a pregnancy test seems simple enough: unwrap the stick, pee, then wait. But it’s an emotionally charged experience no matter what result you’re hoping for, and during those 180 seconds

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App reveals the sugar content of 75,000+ products with a simple barcode scan

App reveals the sugar content of 75,000+ products with a simple barcode scan

Sugar is in basically every food and beverage these days, from obvious culprits like processed sweets to seemingly healthier treats like yogurts and even condiments. Public Health England, part of the

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How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

Imagine getting ready to give birth: the contractions begin, your water breaks, and then you face this choice: spend an hour or more walking on rugged terrain to the nearest health center, or deliver your

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12 year-old Arizona girl goes door-to-door with a wagon to collect over 1,000 coats for the homeless

12 year-old Arizona girl goes door-to-door with a wagon to collect over 1,000 coats for the homeless

While most kids spend the weeks leading up to the holidays wondering what they are going to get as presents, 12 year-old Makenna Breading-Goodrich focused more on giving than receiving. This December, she

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President Obama signs first-ever federal “free-range kids” law

President Obama signs first-ever federal “free-range kids” law

2015 was a big year for free range parenting to be cast in an undesired spotlight. Remember the Meitivs? They gave their two kids (ages 6 and 10) permission to walk to a nearby park alone, yet the

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Traditional toys & books may trump gadgets at promoting early language development in kids

Traditional toys & books may trump gadgets at promoting early language development in kids

There are growing numbers of tech toys for young kids in the form of iPads and iPhones, baby computers, talking animals or dolls, and other electronics that promise they are boosting language development

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Top 25 Inhabitots Stories of 2015

Top 25 Inhabitots Stories of 2015

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Prince George will begin attending a Montessori preschool next month

Prince George will begin attending a Montessori preschool next month

Adorable and mischievous Prince George of England, who is third in line for the throne, will officially begin his education next month by attending a local Montessori preschool. The neighborhood school

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Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

A mama-to-be’s mental health is extremely important during the emotional months of pregnancy as well as the period after birth. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that examined antidepressant

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Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

School lunches in America are rarely gourmet, but some are much worse than others. Case in point, more than 500 students at a Chicago high school plan on boycotting their school’s offerings, which

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