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3 arthritis pain drugs prove equally safe for the heart

NEW ORLEANS — A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach.

App helps save Seattle cardiac patient

SEATTLE — If your heart is going to stop, right outside a hospital is not a bad place for it.

And if 41 people within a 330-yard radius have a cellphone app alerting them to your distress, so much the better.

That’s what happened in Seattle last week when Stephen DeMont collapsed at a bus stop in front of University of Washington Medical Center.

Online program tackles anxiety and depression of cancer survivors

TORONTO — According to her doctors, Deanna Ratzlaff is cancer-free. And to anyone who looks at her, she appears to be in great health.

But a year after completing treatment for breast cancer, the 46-year-old mother of two says it’s a much different story on the inside, where she’s filled with anxiety about the trauma her body went through and the uncertainties that lie ahead.

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

NEW YORK — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people the mother, the father and an egg donor.

The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from his mother, who had previously lost two children to the illness.

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

NEW YORK — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people the mother, the father and an egg donor.

The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from his mother, who had previously lost two children to the illness.

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

WASHINGTON — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity ‚Äî mostly walking ‚Äî helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.

One health policy specialist said the study released Monday suggests prescribing exercise may be just as important as prescribing medications.

New Ontario-grown low glycemic index potato appeals to diabetics, low-carb eaters

TORONTO — People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carb intake can now try a new Ontario-grown variety that’s touted to have a lower glycemic response, meaning it doesn’t cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.

New Ontario-grown low glycemic index potato appeals to diabetics, low-carb eaters

TORONTO — People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carb intake can now try a new Ontario-grown variety that’s touted to have a lower glycemic response, meaning it doesn’t cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.