Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Supplement struggle: Could biotin affect your medical test results? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - If you’ve heard of biotin, you may know that it's growing in popularity due to the thought that it can help improve a person’s hair, skin and nails. In fact, retail sales of supplements containing high doses of biotin climbed 58% between 2014 and 2018, according to Nielsen.[i] Also known as vitamin H or B7, biotin can be found in everyday vitamins and supplements, like multivitamins, prenatal vitamins and supplements for hair, skin and nails. Many of the dietary supplements promoted for hair, skin and nail growth contain as much as 650 times the recommended daily intake of biotin.[ii] Yet, few people are aware that biotin may interfere with the accuracy of several lab test results. According to a recent survey by Abbott, 17% of respondents in the U.S. said that they take biotin, but only … [Read more...] about Supplement struggle: Could biotin affect your medical test results?
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WATCH: Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway Campaign and a former liberal, revealed the Democratic candidates he most wants President Donald Trump to go up against in 2020. One of the options Straka hoped for was former Vice President Joe Biden. Just last week, Biden declared himself “the most qualified person in the country to be president.” He was also the top choice to represent the Democratic Party in a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll last month. He also recommended two other potential candidates who have made headlines in recent months — Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Harris made headlines by suggesting others view ICE and the KKK similarly. Booker, who famously referred to himself as “Spartacus” during the Kavanaugh hearings, gained notoriety and the nickname after saying he was breaking the rules by releasing Kavanaugh-related document despite them having been cleared for the public. Straka also brought up Sens. Elizabeth … [Read more...] about Which Democrat Should Trump Want To Run Against In 2020?
(CNN)Anni and Ashot Manukyan wanted their daughter to have a younger sibling, so they used a fertility clinic to try to get pregnant using in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In August 2018, the clinic transferred two of what were thought to be the Manukyans' embryos into Anni's uterus. They were devastated when the process did not result in a pregnancy. But as they'd later learn, those were not even their embryos. They belonged to another couple, or perhaps couples -- they're not sure. Instead, one of the Manukyan's embryos was thousands of miles away in the uterus of a Queens woman. And that woman gave birth on March 31 to the Manukyan's genetic son as well as another baby boy from a third couple, according to a lawsuit. Now the Manukyans are suing the clinic, CHA Fertility, for the shocking IVF mixup that has "played with three families' lives," Anni Manukyan said on Wednesday. Read More "CHA robbed me of my ability to carry my own child, to be with him in the first couple moments … [Read more...] about This couple got a stranger’s embryo in an IVF mixup, and someone else gave birth to their baby
NORWALK, CT — In the end, after more than 30 years, it came down to a small amount of scrapings under a fingernail. Marc Karun, the former Norwalk man who police say sexually assaulted and strangled 11-year-old Kathleen Flynn to death in 1986, gave police hair and DNA samples two years after the crime. But it took years and advances in forensics testing for his DNA to finally be linked to Flynn's murder, and for Karun to be arrested more than 30 years after the crime. How it came to that is a study in painstakingly detailed police work, persistence, dedication and the passion of one Norwalk police lieutenant and other members of the department — including one deceased former police chief and another former chief who is now the current mayor of the city — to see that justice was served. "We don't give up," said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, the former police chief who was a lieutenant in the department when Flynn was murdered, during a news conference Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Untold Story Of How Police Caught Kathleen Flynn’s Accused Killer
Robert Klitzman is a professor of psychiatry and director of the masters in bioethics program at Columbia University. He is author of "Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)Many surprises come with having a baby, including learning your child's sex and discovering all the traits they inherited as they grow up. But what if parents could pick and choose their children's genetic makeup instead of leaving those traits up to nature? Such arrangements are increasingly possible, posing ethical and social dilemmas that more and more people are now facing. In November, Dr. He Jiankui announced that twin girls had been born in China from embryos whose genes he had altered using CRISPR gene-editing technology. According to the magazine Science, he hoped to build a baby-designing business. In March, a World Health Organization committee … [Read more...] about Designer babies are on the way. We’re not ready