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April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

For millions of animal lovers, day begins and ends with a check on April the giraffe as the pregnant creature is showing no sign of going into active labor well after she was initially expected to give birth.

Veterinarian at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., said in a new statement that April and her baby are healthy. However, they also expressed concern that it is not coming out.

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FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved 23andMe’s personal genetic test for certain diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and celiac diseases.

The FDA said in statement that the genetic test assess genetic risk for the aforementioned conditions but does not diagnose them. The federal agency also urged people to use their results to help make decisions regarding lifestyle choices and to inform discussions with a healthcare expert.

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A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A new study has revealed that a symptom-free common virus in infancy can set the stage for a life-long allergy to gluten, leading to celiac disease, which affects millions of people in the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body has an inappropriate immune response, like an allergy, to the protein gluten. This gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye.

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Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry the most, while parents in European countries of Denmark and Germany have to deal with the least amount of weeping and fussing, according to a new study report.

A team of researchers from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom formulated first of their kind universal charts for the normal amount of crying among babies during the first three months after their birth.

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