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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…

Vaccines and Viruses: South Korean MERS outbreak kills 33

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | MERS controls. South Korea reported its 33rd death this week in a contagious outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that began in May. The outbreak…

Reading the signals

Reading the signals

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Facial recognition software may help hospitals monitor pain in children 

Keeping taxpayer dollars out of Planned Parenthood

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | According to an Associated Press report, abortions have dropped nationally by 12 percent. WORLD’s Courtney Crandell reported that abortion advocates point…

ADHD fast becoming a grown-up disease

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | The majority of attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD) drug prescriptions are now going to adults, not children, according to data compiled by drug…

European research confirms abortion increases risk of future preterm births

European research confirms abortion increases risk of future preterm births

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | Studies leading up to a 2009 meta-analysis indicate the medical community has been aware for years of a link between abortions (induced and spontaneous) and…

Vaccines & Viruses: Ebola makes a comeback

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Ebola is back. Cases of Ebola are ticking up again in Guinea and Sierra Leone, after the virus was eradicated from Liberia in May and seemed to be on the…

 
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