Born with no voice & low odds, boy talks with new voice box
Health / Technology

Born with no voice & low odds, boy talks with new voice box

Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions — one that’s usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk. But at almost 4 years old, he’s a healthy bundle of energy after three dozen surgeries, including an innovative operation to create a new voice box. Doctors discovered before he was … Continue reading

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Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs
Health / Lifestyle

Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens. The pesticide maker … Continue reading

Genetically modified salmon OK’d for human consumption in US
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Genetically modified salmon OK’d for human consumption in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal allowed for human consumption in the United States. The Obama administration had stalled in approving the fast-growing salmon for more than five years amid consumer concerns about eating genetically modified foods. But the agency said Thursday … Continue reading