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New sibling study finds no vaccine-autism link

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccinations | New research on autistic siblings, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , failed to find any association between autism…

Midday Roundup: Millions of chickens killed to stop bird flu outbreak

By Leigh Jones
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Food | Killer virus. After an outbreak of bird flu at several poultry farms in Iowa, federal authorities have ordered 5.3 million hens euthanized to prevent the…

Vaccines & viruses: Debate cools as measles outbreak ends

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Measles halted. With only three new measles cases reported in the United States since mid-March, California health officials last Friday declared the…

Vaccines & Viruses: Australia gets tough on vaccine objectors

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | No jab, no pay. Under a new policy announced Sunday, Australian families on welfare could see their benefits cut by up to $11,000 if they refuse vaccines for…

The culture of death lives on

By J.C. Derrick
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Life | Ten years after Terri Schiavo’s death, the debate still rages over what true ‘death with dignity’ looks like

Researchers develop pacemaker for unborn babies

Researchers develop pacemaker for unborn babies

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A team of researchers has developed the first pacemaker small enough to implant in an unborn baby’s heart, potentially offering an effective treatment for…

Inner life

By James Marroquin
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Medicine | We all have our own personal rainforest full of bacteria in our stomachs, and we haven't been taking care of them

The link between social media and suicide in young women

The link between social media and suicide in young women

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | The suicide rate for young women in the United States continues to rise faster than that of young men, according to a report released by the Centers for…

Vaccines & Viruses: Shaming schools and students?

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Full disclosure. Should schools be required to post the vaccination rate of their student bodies? Legislators in Texas and Michigan have introduced bills that…

Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spirit

Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spirit

By James Marroquin & Gaye Clark
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Books | Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When, and What By Harold G. Koenig, M.D. American medicine is increasingly paying attention to the spiritual part of…

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A pregnant woman who smokes may delay her unborn baby’s central nervous system development, according to new research published in the medical journal Acta

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t brown

By Julie Borg
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Food | Apples and potatoes that turn brown within minutes of exposure to the air and spoil the aesthetic appeal of the most carefully prepared dishes, may soon be a…

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