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Is that medical treatment really effective?

By Julie Borg
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Health | Physicians prescribe medications and treatments to their patients based on research results that say those methods work. And patients follow their doctors’

New paper could solve developing world’s unsafe water crisis

New paper could solve developing world’s unsafe water crisis

By Julie Borg
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Science | More than 660 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. Contaminated water is linked to the transmission of diseases like cholera,

Supplemental diet

Supplemental diet

By Julie Borg
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Science | Research suggests men struggle with eating disorders, too

Sex-selection services in demand at U.S. fertility clinics

Sex-selection services in demand at U.S. fertility clinics

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | More healthy couples are using U.S. fertility clinics to help them with something other than conception struggles: guaranteeing their baby’s gender. A…

Vaccines & Viruses: Measles outbreak kills over 300 in Congo

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Measles mortality. An outbreak of measles is wreaking havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 315 people have died in Katanga, a copper and cobalt…

Wireless sight

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Bionic eye implant could help those with macular degeneration

Vaccines & Viruses: Regulators approve world’s first malaria vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Mosquito defense. After spending $356 million and conducting 30 years of research, British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline won approval last week from European…

Will faster drug approvals put unsafe meds on the market?

By Julie Borg
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Health | Breakthroughs in medical research may come at a frenetic pace, but the process to get new innovations to market is often slow and tedious. The 21st Century…

CDC: More teenagers turning to Plan B

CDC: More teenagers turning to Plan B

By Evan Wilt
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Health | Teen pregnancy has declined by 51 percent since peaking in the early 1990s, but new government data show more young girls are relying on the morning-after…

Alzheimer’s patients hopeful for new drug

By Jae Wasson
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Health | Dean DeMoe’s rare, inherited strain of Alzheimer’s could be key to creating a healing drug for the 10 million Americans predicted to be in danger of…

No pot for PTSD patients in Colorado

By Evan Wilt
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Health | Colorado officials on Wednesday rejected placing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The…

Will Medicare end-of-life talks suffer from treatment bias?

Will Medicare end-of-life talks suffer from treatment bias?

By Jae Wasson
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Health | The last time the Obama administration proposed paying doctors to have end-of-life conversations with their patients, opposition focused on the possibility…

 
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