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Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection, study says

The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United States and Europe have seen more than a few outbreaks of mumps, a contagious viral disease, in the past couple of years.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:00:09 GMT
South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm

Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:07:41 GMT
Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:40:29 GMT
This is how lawmakers plan to end the opioid crisis

Fresh on the heels of President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the opioid crisis, House lawmakers this week plan to introduce more than two dozen bills aimed at ending the epidemic, ranging from better access to treatment programs to exploring opioid alternatives for pain.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:34:19 GMT
Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi

Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking it.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:28:40 GMT
Experts blast Trump's 'backwards' death penalty plan

Public health experts condemned President Trump's plan to impose the death penalty for drug traffickers, saying it shows a lack of understanding of the opioid epidemic and how best to deal with it. "We can't execute our way out of this epidemic," one expert says.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:59:05 GMT
Teen walks while on life support: 'It was one step closer to getting home'

Zei Uwadia was the girl next door who would get lost in a good book, took quiet hikes in nature and preferred being alone in her room to socializing at another teen party.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Abortion restrictions don't lower rates, report says

Laws that seek to limit abortions around the world may not lower the rate of abortions but could make them less safe, according to a new report that illustrates the trend.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:23:54 GMT
The shaky science of lie detectors

A polygraph, or lie detector test, given to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2011 shows that she gave truthful answers to the questions: "Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?" "Around July 2006, did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?"

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:12:42 GMT
Dr. Robert Redfield appointed CDC director

Dr. Robert Redfield has been selected as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:47:06 GMT
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