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CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:40:00 -0400

Men who may have Zika should wait at least six months before having unprotected sex with partners trying to conceive, regardless of whether the men ever developed any symptoms, the CDC now says.

Infection Outbreak Shines Light On Water Risks At Dentists Offices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:03:00 -0400

Sometimes going to the dentist can make you sick. It's rare, but nearly two dozen children near Los Angeles have been hospitalized after developing infections traced to contaminated water.

Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:16:00 -0400

A voucher awarded to a company that finds a treatment for a rare childhood disease can be sold to the highest bidder and then used to fast-track the review of another drug. Are the prizes worth it?

CDC Urges Americans To Get A Flu Shot As Soon As Possible

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:23:00 -0400

There's plenty of vaccine available this year, and the sooner people get vaccinated the better, federal health officials say. A recent drop in vaccination, especially among the elderly, concerns them.

The Americas Are Now Officially 'Measles-Free'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:14:00 -0400

But that doesn't mean no child in the region will ever catch measles again.

New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:27:00 -0400

The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA from three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.

Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?

What's The Prognosis For $3 Billion Zuckerberg Health Plan?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400

The goal of curing all diseases "in our children's lifetime" sounds a lot like hype. But is it? It's the goal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan.

Selvmord i Grønland: Det er ikke mørket, som dræber dig

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:00 -0400

Grønland har verdens højeste selvmordsrate. Og teenagedrenge er i højeste risikogruppe.

Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:52:00 -0400

One Nigerian man saw a big problem in his community: too many women were dying in childbirth. So he turned to the region's Islamic leaders for help.

Parents May Be Giving Their Children Too Much Medication, Study Finds

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

The biggest mistake parents make is over dosing. Part of the problem is the spoons and measuring cups the parents use are not accurate, and researchers suggest using a syringe instead.

Why Some Of India's Surrogate Moms Are Full Of Regret

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400

They're often poor women, lured by the money they'll receive. But are they being exploited? The government is considering a law that would end commercial surrogacy.

HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:11:00 -0400

The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:21:00 -0400

Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.

Kitten Conundrum: Cat-Scratch Disease Is Making People Sicker

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:37:00 -0400

Doctors have long thought that cat-scratch disease is no big deal, but an analysis finds that more people are getting sicker from it. Small children are especially at risk, as are people in the South.