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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.