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South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Alecia Danch has faced unusual odds on her path to learning taekwondo. The 22-year-old South Bend woman was born with mental and physical disabilities, and some things that most people take for granted are challenges for her. Walking can...
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WSBT-TVGOSHEN – As they gathered around a piano in their dining room Monday, the DeMent family did one of the few things that gives them comfort these days – singing praise songs. “What else can go wrong?” asked Rebecca, a mother of...
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role. Compared to those conceived...
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Doctors say the early stages of pregnancy are an especially bad time for a pharmacological mix-up where a woman prescribed antibiotics instead is given a powerful drug used in chemotherapy. Yet a pharmacist at a Colorado...
It's national signing day, and 23 players have signed their national letters of intent to play football for Notre Dame. Notre Dame adds six defensive linemen, four defensive backs, four linebackers, three offensive linemen, two wide receivers, one...
Anya Scharle stepped into the discus circle last Wednesday and let it fly three times. One of those efforts resulted in a personal best of 93 feet, 5 inches. It didn't win her a gold medal. The senior finished ninth, 1 inch shy of giving Central...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found. What's more, those who served where the...
Tom Willis knows all about making the best of whatever life throws at you. Born with no arms, he's had to make adjustments — about a million of them. He writes with his feet, for one thing. Steers a car with his feet. Cooks with his feet. He...
Re "The Vietnam syndrome," Opinion, May 5 Frank Snepp, a former CIA analyst who was in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975, worries that we may not have learned the lessons of our war in that country. He may have missed the most important lesson....
A CDC-recommended non-profit organization has been launched in time for Mother's Day. Through 'MotherToBaby CT', experts will be able to provide the public with free answers to the many questions that arise during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Read...
The Food and Drug Administration is warning physicians that women who suffer migraine headaches and are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use the drugs valproate or valproic acid to prevent the severe headaches, in light of new evidence showing...
ReutersMay 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on the use of migraine drug valproate sodium in pregnant women as it could result in lower IQ scores in the baby. The FDA said the results of a recent study showed that children exposed to...
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