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August 6th, 2010
03:58 PM ET

Hit by economy, patients can't buy life-saving meds

Cancer patients might not be able to buy life-saving drugs because of the economic downturn, doctors warn.

Two University of California, San Francisco doctors wrote a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, describing what they had seen in their practice. FULL POST


August 6th, 2010
12:40 PM ET

First U.S. test tube baby is a mom

The first woman to have been born through in-vitro fertilization in the United States became a mother herself yesterday.

Elizabeth Comeau, born Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is 28 years old and works for the Boston Globe. She looks back on her experience as one of America's most famous babies ever in this piece on Boston.com today.

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August 6th, 2010
12:38 PM ET

Food allergies: Your thoughts and questions

CNN.com readers had a lot to say in response to my article about why food allergies are on the rise. We received more than 1,100 comments, a clear sign that people are passionate about this issue.

Many of you have your own theories about why more children seem to have food allergies. People threw out there that perhaps vaccines, antibiotics, and pesticides and genetically modified foods are culprits - but the truth is that there is not sufficient scientific evidence to back up connections between any of those things and food allergies.

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