The experimental form of IVF uses an egg from the mother, sperm from the father, and another egg from a donor woman. It was developed to help families affected by deadly mitochondrial diseases which are passed down from mother to baby. It has been tried in only one prior case – a family from Jordan

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For the crowd of mostly baby boomers, who’d just finished their healthy lunch of salmon fillet on a bed of grains and vegetables, the warning could not have been more dire: You’re running out of time

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The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half

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State-sanctioned efforts to keep the incarcerated from reproducing began in the early 20th century and continue today

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A rare cancer first linked to breast implants in 2011 has now been associated with nine deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday

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Snip or don’t snip? In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared that the benefits of circumcising boys outweighed the risks of the procedure. They cited health benefits that, while not great enough to warrant a recommendation for all males to undergo the procedure, were significant enough that it should be available to all, and that it should be covered by insurance. Not long after, the CDC concurred

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Need knee replacement surgery? It may be worthwhile to head for Tucson. That’s because the average price for a knee replacement in the Arizona city is $21,976, about $38,000 less than it would in Sacramento, Calif

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The world’s largest surgeons’ organization has issued its first-ever guidelines for surgeons managing simultaneous operations, saying the controversial practice is broadly permissible, within limits, but that “the patient needs to be informed” whenever a doctor runs more than one operating room at a time

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