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Pregnant Women Are Finding Out They Have Cancer From A Genetic Test Of Their Babies

Sequenom Laboratories revealed today that its prenatal genetic tests have uncovered cancer in at least 26 pregnant women. These cases, though extremely rare, are raising ethical questions about the unregulated — and rapidly evolving — genetic-testing industry.<p>Last May, when she was 10 weeks …

Nutritionist Reveals Tips For Busting Belly Fat After A Whole Season Of Gorging On Chocolate

If the winter's-worth of chocolate clinging to your midriff is losing its cute appeal, then we've got some tips and tricks to help send it …

Wellness

The shockingly bloody history of ‘legal personhood’

I’ve been on campus at the University of Central Florida this week with a team of volunteers, debating university students on the issue of abortion. …

With This Smartphone-Linked Stethoscope And Thermometer, You Can Play Doctor

Parents may soon be able to avoid hauling their screaming sick kids to the doctor. They can just scream at home.<p>An increasing number of health care tasks can be done at home because basic medical devices–many times linked to smartphones–are becoming consumer products. Take the CliniCloud, a new …

Medical Technology

The U.S. Should Invest In Science, Not War

In this week’s <i>Science</i> magazine, former Republican Congressman John Porter calls on scientists to “speak up for research.” Well, I’m all in.<p>We’re in the midst of a remarkable stream of scientific and medical advances, spurred by dramatic advances in biotechnology, computing, and miniaturization. Our …

How To Make Big Mac Secret Sauce At Home

McDonald's have long been set apart from their fast food rivals by one critical element - the Big Mac Sauce. The tangy, sweet and gooey condiment …

Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?

Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.<p>In 2011, after 15 years, she left before achieving a …

Deep Frying

6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

Breakfast

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.<p>By now you have probably …