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How a pregnant woman's choices could shape a child's health

There's growing evidence that epigenetics — which involves the mechanisms that turn individual genes on and off in a cell — is critical in determining a child's risk of developing problems ranging from autism to diabetes, according to new research.

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How many die from medical mistakes in US hospitals?

The number of people who die each year because of medical errors in hospitals may be twice as high as previously estimated. An analysis suggest that 210,000 or more people may suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death.

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