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Oklahoma Legislature OKs Bill to Make Abortion a Felony

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 5:55pm
Oklahoma's legislature voted Thursday to make it a felony for any doctor to perform an abortion. The goal is to challenge all U.S. abortion rights.
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Yellow Fever in Africa Not Quite an Emergency: WHO

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:33pm
An outbreak of yellow fever that's killed 300 people is worrying and needs urgent action, but doesn't amount to a public health emergency, WHO says.
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House Passes Bill to Fund Zika Fight

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:04am
The White House has already threatened to veto the bill as inadequate to fight Zika, which is expected to spread more rapidly during the summer.
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Mutant Gene Protects Against Heart Attack

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:59am
A rare variation in some people's genes substantially reduces heart attack risk and lowers cholesterol levels, offering a route to new drugs.
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Johns Hopkins to End Use of Live Animals to Train Students

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:21am
Effective next month, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will eliminate a popular but controversial course in which students operate on live pigs.
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New HIV Vaccine To Be Tested in South Africa

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 7:16pm
An experimental AIDS vaccine that's worked better than anything else tried so far is going to be tested in South Africa, U.S. health officials say.
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Melanoma Drug Shows Promise

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:18pm
Researchers say the drug Keytruda has been able to extend the lives of patients with advanced melanoma. Three years after being treated, 40% of patien
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Jimmy Carter Cancer Drug Still Works 3 Years Out

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 5:43pm
The cancer drug that former president Jimmy Carter says made his melanoma disappear has helped 40 percent of patients live as long as three years.
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FDA Warns Cosmetics Company Over Skin Claims

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:04pm
A cosmetics firm either must prove its products really do plump and regenerate skin, or stop claiming they do, the FDA said Wednesday.
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Planning a Zika-Free Trip? Europe's No Safe Bet

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:26am
Travelers planning a Zika-free trip this summer might want to take note: Europe's not entirely safe from the virus.
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Avoiding The Summer Itch

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:30am
Poison ivy, oak and sumac and the itchy rashes they can cause are back in season. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.
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Urban, Southern Gay Men Have 30 Percent HIV Rate

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 9:40am
Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate.
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Urban, Southern Gay Men Have 30 Percent HIV Rate

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 9:40am
Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate.
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Is It Ever OK to Leave a Sleeping Baby Home Alone?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:19am
It's a scenario that crosses the mind of every parent, but reactions divided those who commented on the post, and more than 870 people did.
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Ailing Mom Slain by Husband Who Couldn't Afford Pills: Cops

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:31am
An elderly man said he fatally shot his ailing wife while she slept because he couldn't afford her medication, according to an arrest affidavit.
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The Healthiest City in America Is...

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:48am
Thanks to loads of parks and a population committed to health, Washington D.C. once again leads the nation as the fittest city.
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Penis Recipient Wants to Take Donor's Kin for Donuts

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:52am
Thomas Manning is thankful for his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital after becoming the first man in the U.S. to get a penis transplant.
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Nearly Half of Sunscreens Don't Meet SPF Claims: Report

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 2:35am
Consumer Reports tested 65 water-resistant sunscreens that claimed to have SPF levels of at least 30 — and 43 percent of them did not measure up.
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Senate Approves Zika Funding Compromise

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 5:12pm
The Senate voted for a compromise that would give the federal government more than half the money it's asked for to fight the Zika virus epidemic.
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Hurry, Summer! Harvard Mumps Outbreak Continues

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:39pm
The show will be going on at Harvard. The commencement, that is. An ongoing breakout of mumps won't impact the May 26 ceremony.
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