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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 02:55 AM CST

Trans Students Face ‘Detrimental’ Health Effects: Experts

Trans Students Face ‘Detrimental’ Health Effects: Experts

LGBTQ advocates say President Donald Trump sent a worrying message after his administration withdrew Obama administration's guidance on transgender students protections in public schools. "It makes me feel...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 06:14 AM CST

Study Builds Case Linking Autism, Infections During Pregnancy

Study Builds Case Linking Autism, Infections During Pregnancy

Women with active genital herpes infections early in their pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism than women who did not, according to a study released Wednesday. NBC News reported that the...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 07:59 PM CST

Texas Can't Slash Medicaid Funds for Planned Parenthood: Judge

Texas Can't Slash Medicaid Funds for Planned Parenthood: Judge

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:58 PM CST

Rise in Premiums Lays Bare 2 Americas on Health Care

Rise in Premiums Lays Bare 2 Americas on Health Care

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage "Obamacare" offers provides protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:28 PM CST

NIH Testing Mosquito Saliva Vaccine as Way to Fight Illness

NIH Testing Mosquito Saliva Vaccine as Way to Fight Illness

Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs' saliva. Rather than separate vaccines against Zika or other mosquito-borne diseases, the new...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 09:31 AM CST

Face Transplant Links Men Touched by Tragedy

Face Transplant Links Men Touched by Tragedy

The first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic is providing a man from Wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a suicide attempt a decade ago. He now has the face of...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 02:52 PM CST

Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals: AP

Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals: AP

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 03:16 PM CST

Gore: Climate Change Poses Dangerous Health Consequences

Gore: Climate Change Poses Dangerous Health Consequences

Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday said more attention must be paid to the dangerous health consequences of climate change, and he called on scientists, health officials and health care providers to work...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:10 AM CST

China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

So deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China's Ministry of Public Security said...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:43 AM CST

Would You Let Someone Who's Not a Dentist Pull Your Teeth?

Would You Let Someone Who's Not a Dentist Pull Your Teeth?

Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job. In dozens of...

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