Home > News Top Headlines More babies born to mothers addicted to pain meds The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report. 5 very bizarre medical inventions There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine but every so often, a very strange medical device or procedure comes out. These are five of the strangest ones we've heard of... Genes determine which exercise is best Women with a low genetic risk for obesity tend to benefit more from resistance training. Scientists question ethics of 'designer babies' The first experiment using CRISPR gene-editing to alter the DNA of human embryos has ignited an outcry from scientists. Coffee may help prevent erectile dysfunction Caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow to the penis and prevent erectile dysfunction, according to an American study. 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