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The horror of rape or sexual assault is traumatizing enough for any victim. But for multiple young women at Brigham Young University, they claim they received backlash, instead of support, after reporting sexual violence to the school.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:46:27 EDT
Sexual assault accusers: BYU isn't protecting us

Several women say BYU informed them that they may have violated the school's honor code as a result of investigations into their sexual assaults. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:46:27 EDT
Song helps autistic boy, mom cope with medical mystery

One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:44 EDT
Four immunization innovations saving children's lives

We're in a period marked by the most creative thinking to increase immunization in decades. New approaches to old problems are yielding fresh tools to fight disease.

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Doctor with spina bifida defies expectations

When people introduce me and say I have overcome so much to be where I am, to do what I do ... I am still surprised. Particularly at these moments, it strikes me that I am exceedingly fortunate and very lucky to have been given extraordinary opportunities.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:30:16 EDT
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Teenage girls are catching up to teenage boys in one way that does no one any good: lack of sex education, according to a recent report.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:06:39 EDT
The art of teaching teachers how to teach reading

A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:59:26 EDT
How workouts give your brain a boost

Have you ever felt like pounding the pavement or doing a couple of sun salutations seems to instantly melt your worries away? It's not your imagination but it is your brain.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:03:32 EDT
Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to know

Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:28:26 EDT
What is naloxone, the 'save shot'?

The drug naloxone is sometimes called a "save shot" or a "rescue shot" because of its ability to bring someone back from an overdose. Brand names for naloxone are Narcan and Evzio. It has long been used in hospitals and by emergency medical technicians, but there is now a movement to expand access to it and get it into the hands of first responders as well as drug users and their family members.

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