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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 05:52 PM EDT

Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules

Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules

The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. At the same time, the...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 04:35 AM EDT

Teens Still Commonly Prescribed Opioids, Study Finds

Teens Still Commonly Prescribed Opioids, Study Finds

Opioid prescriptions remain common for teens and young adults, a new study finds. NBC News reported that, from 2005 to 2015, nearly 15 percent of teens and young adults received an opioid prescription during an...

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 02:10 PM EDT

Virginia Woman Turns to Nursing Career After Sons' Deaths

Virginia Woman Turns to Nursing Career After Sons' Deaths

After losing two sons — one to a rare disease and the other to suicide — a Virginia woman decided to become a nurse and help ease others’ pain. Kathy Wales’ son Alex was diagnosed with a very rare brain disease...

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 07:45 PM EDT

The Measles Was Eliminated From the US — Until Parents Stopped Vaccinating Their Kids

The Measles Was Eliminated From the US — Until Parents Stopped Vaccinating Their Kids

Cheryl Healton remembers the look on her mother's face when the then 8-year old was diagnosed with measles in 1961. "I could tell by her reaction that my life was at risk," said Healton, now 66 and the dean of...

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 07:10 PM EDT

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Heart Risk

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Heart Risk

E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can't kick the addiction sometimes switch to...

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 08:09 PM EDT

No Evidence Beyond Meat Healthier Than Real Meat: Expert

No Evidence Beyond Meat Healthier Than Real Meat: Expert

Talk about mystery meat. As plant-based protein makers like Impossible Foods and the newly public Beyond Meat take the food industry by storm, the question of whether their products are better for consumers...

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 01:42 PM EDT

Discipline or Treatment? Schools Rethinking Vaping Response

Discipline or Treatment? Schools Rethinking Vaping Response

A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 07:58 AM EDT

Arguments Over Rape and Incest Divide Abortion Opponents

Arguments Over Rape and Incest Divide Abortion Opponents

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it's divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:27 AM EDT

Maine Bill to End Personal Vaccine Opt-Outs Heads to Governor

Maine Bill to End Personal Vaccine Opt-Outs Heads to Governor

A bill to end Maine's religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines is heading to the governor's desk. The Senate voted 19-16 Thursday to enact the bill. Gov. Janet Mills' administration has backed the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 02:08 PM EDT

New Hampshire Child Didn't Have Measles, But Vaccine Reaction

New Hampshire Child Didn't Have Measles, But Vaccine Reaction

New Hampshire public health officials say additional testing suggests a child initially diagnosed with measles actually had a rare reaction to a vaccine that resembled a real measles virus infection. Last week,...

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