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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 05:58 AM EDT

Nonprofit Concerned About HIV Spread Among Drug Addicts

Nonprofit Concerned About HIV Spread Among Drug Addicts

A Boston nonprofit is voicing concern about the continued spread of HIV among residents struggling with opioid addiction. The Whittier Street Health Center said Tuesday its outreach team identified two new...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 03:27 PM EDT

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:08 AM EDT

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Two moms have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating private Facebook groups where parents of autistic children share dangerous methods that aim to "heal" the kids of the as-yet...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:33 AM EDT

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what's offered in other advanced countries, compounding the...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 05:49 PM EDT

Trial Begins in Challenge to 4 Abortion Laws in Virginia

Trial Begins in Challenge to 4 Abortion Laws in Virginia

A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist." Dr. Mark Nichols, an obstetrician/gynecologist...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 04:48 PM EDT

New Hampshire School Reopens After Child With Measles Visited

New Hampshire School Reopens After Child With Measles Visited

A New Hampshire school that a child infected with measles visited last week has reopened. It was back to business as usual Monday at the Keene Montessori School where parents like Clarissa Murch were dropping...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:53 AM EDT

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 01:06 AM EDT

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

It's called DIPG, and chances are, it's one of the worst cancers you've never heard of. And it's one that hits children. That's why DIPG Awareness Day — May 17 — has been created. It's also why a Herndon family...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women.

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