Against all odds, this baby is alive and kicking and smiling. She is a holiday miracle for her parents – Los Angeles Times
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Against all odds, this baby is alive and kicking and smiling. She is a holiday miracle for her parents – Los Angeles Times

After Aylianna Switzer’s birth on July 11, friends and family came by the hospital to admire the baby. The visitors often made the same remark: “She looks so perfect!” “When you hear that,” said Brandon Switzer, Aylianna’s father, “it’s hard.” Now almost 6 months old, Aylianna looks healthy and happy. She smiles, kicks, babbles and…

More States Allow Medical Marijuana For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders : Shots – Health News – NPR
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More States Allow Medical Marijuana For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders : Shots – Health News – NPR

Chris holds a plastic syringe he and his wife use to administer homemade medical marijuana oil to their 13-year-old son, Dylan, who has autism. Lynn Arditi/The Public’s Radio hide caption toggle caption Lynn Arditi/The Public’s Radio Chris holds a plastic syringe he and his wife use to administer homemade medical marijuana oil to their 13-year-old…

HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing? – The New York Times
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HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing? – The New York Times

Personal HealthAs with many other good things in life, this usually helpful protein is best in moderation.ImageCreditCreditGracia LamI used to be thrilled that my blood level of HDL cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol, was high, the likely result of my devotion to daily physical activity. After all, HDL, for high-density lipoprotein, acts like an arterial…

‘Best diets’ ranking puts keto last, DASH first – CNN
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‘Best diets’ ranking puts keto last, DASH first – CNN

(CNN)If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein or fat and minimal carbs, putting the dieter…

6 Ayurvedic Practices For A Stress-Free Holiday Season – mindbodygreen.com
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6 Ayurvedic Practices For A Stress-Free Holiday Season – mindbodygreen.com

December 23, 2018 — 9:00 AM Ayurveda has taken off in the wellness world lately, but it’s an ancient tradition that helps decode the archetypes of our bodies, thereby helping us understand the imbalances of it, and even provides us the knowledge to customize meal plans that go well with the intuitive intelligence and wisdom…

100 years ago, the flu killed 50 million people worldwide. Here’s how it affected Utah – Deseret News
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100 years ago, the flu killed 50 million people worldwide. Here’s how it affected Utah – Deseret News

For many of us, the flu is a seasonal nuisance that emerges each year as the days grow shorter and people huddle indoors — annoying but not truly threatening. A century ago, however, the flu was much more than a minor inconvenience. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic, also…

Ancient California redwood grove damaged by selfie-seeking visitors to get $3.5 million rescue plan – The Mercury News
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Ancient California redwood grove damaged by selfie-seeking visitors to get $3.5 million rescue plan – The Mercury News

Until 20 years, ago, the immense redwood trees in the “Grove of Titans,” an ancient forest near the California-Oregon border, had never been cataloged by scientists, written about or photographed. Now that the secret is out, the grove is being loved to death by thousands of bushwhacking hikers and explorers. But parks officials and environmental…

Popular diets around the world – Business Insider
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Popular diets around the world – Business Insider

Weight-loss techniques differ from country to country. Alexandralaw1977/ iStock There are different diet fads from around the world. The Nordic diet puts an emphasis on fresh food. Plant-based diets are popular in India. Every day in practically every corner of the globe, people are searching the best way to maintain a healthy weight. And they’re…

Drones Deliver Vaccines To Children In Island Nation Of Vanuatu : Goats and Soda – NPR
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Drones Deliver Vaccines To Children In Island Nation Of Vanuatu : Goats and Soda – NPR

Registered Nurse Miriam Nampil vaccinates 1-month-old Joy Nowai, as she is held by her mother, Julie Nowai. The island nation of Vanuatu has launched a drone-delivered vaccination program to reach children in remote areas. /UNICEF hide caption toggle caption /UNICEF Registered Nurse Miriam Nampil vaccinates 1-month-old Joy Nowai, as she is held by her mother,…

12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots – The New York Times
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12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots – The New York Times

Health|12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell ShotsImageFederal regulators are cracking down on clinics offering stem cell injections, warning that the treatments can be unsafe.CreditCreditReutersTwelve patients became seriously ill after receiving injections that supposedly contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which issued a warning to the…