A new U.S. study has found that more than 50 percent of people discharged from the hospital for heart complications make errors or have misunderstandings regarding the purpose, dose and frequency of their medications. Read more
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Alcohol and energy don't mix. Or they shouldn't. Researchers in Australia say that drinking a combination of alcohol and energy drinks may make it more difficult for a person to stop drinking. Read more
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After nine years of trying, Lesley and John Brown, of Manchester, England, finally have a baby, a 5-lb.12-oz. girl they name Louise. It’s very big news, and not just for the Browns, because Louise is the first human baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a revolutionary process where the woman’s egg is fertilized outside the body. Although the media dubs her a “test tube baby,” Louise’s life actually began inside a petri dish in the laboratory of Robert Edwards, a doctor who himself had experienced a long string of failures. She will be the first of almost 5 million IVF babies. Read more