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Women blame sterilization device for serious health problems

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an expert panel last week to scrutinize a controversial permanent sterilization device called Essure. 

Vaccines & Viruses: Nurses who refuse flu shots must wear masks

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Vaccines & Viruses | ‘Tis the season. October and the start of flu season are nearly here, and that means nurses in many hospitals and clinics across the country must get their…

Virginia loosens safety requirements for abortion facilities

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Virginia’s State Board of Health voted last Thursday to weaken abortion facility regulations instituted four years ago. The moves sends the state on a…

Recycling a tragedy

Recycling a tragedy

By Sophia Lee
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Health | HIV isn’t getting the attention it had 30 years ago, but it hasn’t gone away. An alarming growth in the rate of infections, meanwhile, is underway

Life after death

Life after death

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccinations | Where vaccines saving millions of lives are derived from the tissue of aborted children, is it ethical to use them?

Definitive diagnoses

Definitive diagnoses

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | New test will help improve early detection of cognitive diseases

Nonprofits win contraceptive mandate appeal

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The case creates a split among U.S. appeals courts and increases the chances the Supreme Court will take up the issue

New bill requires better education for prenatal screening

By Wayne Stender
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Health | DNA-based prenatal screenings are growing into a multi-billion dollar industry. While the tests can be helpful, studies show results may be misleading. A…

Midday Roundup: U.S. anti-ISIS training program an ‘abject failure’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Poor showing. The United States set aside $500 million to train Syrians to fight ISIS, but only four or five trainees have ended up in the fight so far, Gen.

Maturing well, not aging

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Adulthood means leaving behind childhood. We get used to that reality pretty quickly. Youth, on the other hand, sticks around for a while. Even as we age we…

Evidence mounts for viability of babies not considered legally ‘human’

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A new study published Sept. 8 found that more infants born before 28 weeks gestation are surviving without disease or other complications compared to 20 years…

Vaccines & Viruses: Vaccine-derived polio breaks out in Ukraine and Mali

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Polio problems. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced polio had paralyzed a 4-year-old and 10-month-old in Ukraine, marking Europe’s…

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