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  • An artist found a parasitic worm in his eye - and turned it into art

    An artist found a parasitic worm in his eye - and turned it into art

    The painting was not an image of anything in particular, just an abstract confluence of psychedelic colors and wormlike patterns inside a perfectly round circle. Ben Taylor didn't like it much, and he said he didn't know why he painted it. But the wormlike patterns represent years of spiraling...

  • Do young athletes need routine heart screenings? Opinions are mixed.

    Do young athletes need routine heart screenings? Opinions are mixed.

    What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. At issue is cardiac arrest,...

  • Inducing labor at 39 weeks leads to fewer C-sections, Northwestern study finds

    Inducing labor at 39 weeks leads to fewer C-sections, Northwestern study finds

    Although doctors for years have advised pregnant women that inducing labor before 41 weeks increased the likelihood of cesarean birth, a sweeping study released Wednesday found that induction at 39 weeks actually reduces the chance of a C-section, while also decreasing other complications for mother...

  • Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

    Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

    Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates, citing research that links excessive use of social media and video games with depression and...

  • For Zika-exposed babies, abnormalities not always evident at birth

    For Zika-exposed babies, abnormalities not always evident at birth

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that in their first year of life, 14% of babies exposed to Zika before birth had one or more health problems likely caused by the mosquito-borne virus. And for some of those babies, the toll of that gestational exposure was not evident at...

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