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Nigeria combats another hemorrhagic fever

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigeria is facing a serious health outbreak one year after successfully avoiding the Ebola epidemic that devastated three other West African countries.

Senate report: FDA partly to blame for spread of deadly superbug

By Gaye Clark
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Health | A Senate investigation found America’s system for ensuring medical device safety failed repeatedly to prevent dirty endoscopes from spreading deadly…

You aren’t what you eat

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Health | When President Abraham Lincoln authorized the creation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1862, he called it “the people’s department.” In…

Helping transgendered Christians

Helping transgendered Christians

By Anthony Bradley
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Sexuality | The fall of Adam not only affected the ways humans behave in this world, it also distorted how the natural world functions. Physical and mental disabilities,

Concussion deals blow to NFL’s image

By Bob Brown
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Movies | In 2012, retired 43-year-old National Football League (NFL) linebacker great Junior Seau committed suicide. Later that year, 25-year-old Jovan Belcher of the…

Boston hospital expels doctor over LGBT views

By Sophia Lee
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Religious Liberty | Paul Church argued Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center should not promote unhealthy lifestyles

FDA lifts ban on gay blood donors

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its lifetime ban on homosexual blood donors. But the new regulations acknowledge the high rates of HIV…

Can genetically modified mosquitos help wipe out malaria?

By Julie Borg
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Health | Despite a 60 percent global reduction in deaths due to malaria, experts still predict the mosquito-borne illness, present in 97 countries and territories,

Can Oprah Winfrey save Weight Watchers?

By Gaye Clark
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Health | This month, Weight Watchers unveiled its “beyond the scale” weight loss plan, with a new logo and fitness app touted by its latest celebrity spokesperson,

Fear of vaccines exacerbates polio outbreak in Ukraine

By Gaye Clark
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Vaccinations | This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not mince words with Ukraine: Declare a state of emergency. WHO sounded the alarm after the first polio…

Chipotle faces grilling after more burrito-eaters get sick

By Anna K. Poole
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Food | Over the weekend, Chipotle Mexican Grill garnered fresh criticism when 80 Boston College students fell sick after eating at the burrito chain. All students…

Diabetes declines but reason remains unclear

By Gaye Clark
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Health | Between 1980 and 2014, the number of adults in the United States with newly diagnosed diabetes more than tripled. From 1991 to 2009, the number of new cases…

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