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Scientists want to study whether anesthesia poses risk to babies (03/03/15)
WASHINGTON -- Studies of baby animals long have suggested going under anesthesia can harm a developing brain. Now scientists want to find out whether the drugs pose risks for human babies. Questions began years ago, when experiments in newborn rats showed such drugs could kill brain cells. ...
Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines (03/03/15)
CHICAGO -- Parents increasingly have pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their children and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of 534 pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the shots recommended for children younger than 2. ...
Fighting for air: Lung cancer surpasses breast cancer as the deadliest type for women (03/03/15)
During the past decade, lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the deadliest cancer among women. Dr. Olivia Aranha, an oncologist at Saint Francis Medical Center-affiliated Cape Medical Oncology, said in 2015, almost twice as many women are expected to die from lung cancer as from breast cancer...
Sealed with a symbol: Barb Duncan practices pysanky, a traditional Ukrainian folk art (03/02/15)
Baskets and baskets of eggs, some painted with dazzling patterns, others still white, are heaped on Barb Duncan's studio table. There are chicken eggs, goose eggs, quail eggs, emu eggs and a single giant ostrich egg perched in the center of the table like a smooth creamy coconut...
Now Read This: Cookbooks, cake pans and more available at public library (03/02/15)
A cook is only good as her inspiration. I'd found myself in a cooking rut, the same meal rotation for weeks, when I picked up Mario Batali's "America -- Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers." This beautifully bound cookbook filled with delicious recipes is sure to become a classic...