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Do you wonder if all of that screen time your child is spending on their smartphone could be affecting their development?  The first results of a new $300 million study funded by the National National Institutes of Health say it could.


While many of us have been rushing around the past few weeks getting ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior, others are experiencing tremendous loneliness. They have been trudging through the holidays just waiting for the new year to be ushered in.


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, better known as CTE, damages the area of the brain responsible for decision making and judgment. Researchers now say even if you've never had a concussion or head injury, you still can develop CTE if you've had repeated blows to the head.


Intermittent fasting is the hot, new way Hollywood celebrities lose weight. But this ancient discipline that's been practiced in the Bible has other health benefits that go way beyond the red carpet.


Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity.


"It's really the first time we've seen this multi-year drop" in decades, WebMD quoted Renee Gindi, chief of the Analytic Studies Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the CDC.


Your genes don't have to control your life. Scientists have recently discovered through the study of epigenetics that adopting healthy behaviors can turn off undesirable genes. 


A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies. If true, many experts say it is a dangerous leap in science and ethics.


Epigenetics is a fascinating health twist that scientists have only been studying for the last five to ten years. In a nutshell, epigenetics means our behavior can turn on or turn off our genes. What's more, these changes can be passed down through generations, which is something we read about in the Bible. 


Massachusetts is making history this week, becoming the first state on the East Coast to legalize marijuana and begin commercial sales. Meanwhile, a new report released this week ahead of the state action in Massachusetts outlined economic and social effects in the wake of marijuana legalization in Colorado.