Hospital Battling Amish Family's Decision to End Girl's Chemo

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_ffd3664e93.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An Ohio appeals court has sided with a hospital that wants to continue treating a 10-year-old Amish girl with chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatment for her leukemia. Sarah Hershberger had tumors on her neck, chest and kidneys when her parents initially agreed to chemotherapy at Akron Children's Hospital earlier this year.

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Arizona Boy to Be Given Medical Marijuana for Seizures

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f7b1539027.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (MESA, Ariz.) -- Zander Welton, 5, was born with cortical dysplasia, a genetic defect that disrupts cellular patterns in the brain and is often the cause of epilepsy. Zander had his first seizure when he was 9 months old and now has them weekly. His parents, Jennifer and Jacob Welton of Mesa, Ariz., said they had tried multiple treatments, including various medications, brain surgery and even shock therapy, to help Zander.

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McDonald’s, Burger King Falling Short on Promise of Healthier Marketing to Kids?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_c6d961a870.jpgPRNewsFoto (NEW YORK) -- Since 1974, the Better Business Bureau has maintained a set of marketing guidelines that urge fast food companies to exercise a level of restraint when marketing food to kids, meaning they ought to focus on foods themselves rather than toy and movie tie-ins, and emphasize healthy menu options. So how have they been doing?

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Drinking Alcohol Before First Pregnancy Linked to Breast Disease Risk

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_8f1d53efc6.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Women who drink alcohol regularly between the time of their first period and the time they have their first baby may have an increased risk of breast cancer and benign breast disease, according to a new study. Researchers from Washington University and Harvard teamed up to look at the famous Nurses’ Health Study, a large set of data gathered from thousands of women.

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‘Mini Brains’ Built from Stem Cells

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_2374c2a1d6.jpg (Image credit: Copyright: IMBA/ Madeline A. Lancaster ) (NEW YORK) -- Viennese researchers have built tiny brains from human stem cells -- a feat that could change the study of neurological diseases. The mini brains, which measured less than 2 millimeters from front to back, had “discrete” but “interdependent” structures just like real brains, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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