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2 hours ago Vermonters Turn Their Backs on Vaccine 'Debate'
When petitions and arguments failed to stop a meeting of vaccine skeptics, residents avoided confrontation. Instead, they held a bake sale.
5 hours ago Ariana Grande Fans Suffered 'Same Injuries' as Kids in Syria: Surgeon
British Dr. Mounir Hakimi is all too familiar with innocent children being killed by bombs. He just never thought it would happen so close to home.
17 hours ago Dangerous Superbug Lurks in Houston, Study Finds
A dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far more common in Houston than anyone knew and shows signs it can spread prolifically.
17 hours ago New Technology May Help Ease Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea sufferers now have a new treatment option for restless nights: a pacemaker for sleep.
17 hours ago Stiff Premium Hikes Could Hit 6 Million Under GOP Health Plan
More than 6 million Americans have pre-existing health conditions and might be charged stiff premium hikes under the new GOP health bill.
17 hours ago Trump Vowed to Free the Doctor Who Helped U.S. Find Bin Laden. Can He?
While hailed as a hero by the U.S., Dr. Shakil Afridi was accused of treason by Pakistani officials.
17 hours ago Doctors Find These Habits Help Cancer Patients Live Longer
Cancer survivors who eat fruits and vegetables, avoid meat and exercise live longer than those who don't.
17 hours ago Nonprofit Groups Battle Sexual Health Stigma in South Asian Community
South Asian-American community groups are increasing access to contraception and teaching workshops to reduce sexual health stigma.
17 hours ago Obamacare Premiums Are Going Up. Whose Fault Is It?
Health insurance companies are asking for giant premium increases for ACA policies. Whose fault is that?
17 hours ago New Ebola Outbreak to Cost $10 Million to Fight, WHO Says
A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo will cost $10 million to fight, and it could take months, WHO says.
17 hours ago Chris Cornell's Wife Disputes Suicide Ruling
As Vicky Cornell mourns her rocker husband's sudden death, she wonders if substance use could have led to his suicide.
17 hours ago The House May Need to Vote on Health Care (Again!)
House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act earlier this month, but there's still a chance they might have to vote on it again before the Senate can take it up.
17 hours ago Poop in Pools: Outbreaks of Parasite on Rise
There's a nasty poop-borne parasite in public pools.
17 hours ago Study: ADHD Symptoms Are Going Untreated in Black Youth
Researchers found black youth with ADHD are more likely to go off of their medication and less likely to have adequate follow-up than whites.
17 hours ago Blast Rocks Hospital on Anniversary of Thai Coup; 25 Hurt
It was not clear whether the explosion was connected to the anniversary of the 2014 military coup that overthrew a democratically elected government.
17 hours ago WHO Spends More on Travel Than on AIDS
The WHO spends more on travel than it does on AIDS or malaria. Is that OK?
17 hours ago US Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19% in 2016: Doctors
Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said.
17 hours ago Babies Don't Need Juice, Pediatricians Say
Babies do not need fruit juice and older kids need to watch it, pediatricians said Monday.
17 hours ago Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered
More genes for intelligence have been found, but don't expect designer smart babies or DNA tests for big brains.
17 hours ago Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Head
A group of conservative members of Congress urged President Trump to fire NIH director Francis Collins because of his support for stem cell research.
17 hours ago Botulism Confirmed in Nacho Cheese Outbreak
California officials said botulism killed one man and sickened nine others who ate nacho cheese from a service station.
17 hours ago Transgender Woman Defends Man Who Botched 'Back-Alley Surgery'
A transgender woman who had her testicles removed without a doctor said she had tried to get surgery "through legitimate routes" without success.
17 hours ago From 10 to 375 Cases in Two Weeks: Students Get 'F' for Flu Shots
It started with 10 students — but within two weeks at The College at Brockport, 375 had the flu, the biggest outbreak in decades.
17 hours ago See the States That Trump's Budget Would Hit the Hardest
Trump's budget will overhaul many of the country's social safety-net programs — ones more commonly used in Republican-leaning states.
17 hours ago Women Not Getting Zika Followup, Expert Says
Only about a quarter of babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant are getting the recommended follow-up, an expert warned.
17 hours ago Ethiopian Wins Race to Head WHO
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the WHO Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the giant agency.
23 hours ago See the States That Trump's Budget Will Hit the Hardest
Trump's budget will overhaul many of the country's social safety-net programs — ones more commonly used in Republican-leaning states.
Yesterday College Students Get 'F' for Flu Vaccinations
It started with 10 students — but within two weeks at The College at Brockport, 375 had the flu, the biggest outbreak in decades.
Yesterday Why the Malware Attack Was Able to Wreak Havoc on Britain's Hospitals
The cyberattack has quickly become another political football in the years-long battle over the funding, remit, and existential future of the NHS.
Yesterday 5 Things to Know Before At-Home Genetic Testing
As genetic testing increases in availability, here are five important things to consider before sending off your money and saliva.