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Not in my office, some doctors tell unvaccinated patients

By Julie Borg
Posted

Health | In the wake of the multistate measles outbreak that has infected more than 100 Americans, some doctors refuse to see children whose parents won’t have them…

Vaccine debate becomes first 2016 political football

By Courtney Crandell
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Campaign 2016 | Childhood immunizations and the debate about whether they should be mandatory became a hot topic on the 2016 presidential campaign trail this week. The issue…

Ethicists: Return mentally ill patients to asylums

By Julie Borg
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Mental illness | Returning people with serious and chronic mental illness to psychiatric asylums that are safe and humane is the only sensible and morally appropriate solution…

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

Midday Roundup: Going to Disneyland? Make sure you’ve had your shots

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sick days. Health officials in California this week warned people who have not been vaccinated for measles to stay away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the…

Mosquitos carrying Chikungunya hitchhiking to the U.S.

By Julie Borg
Posted

Health | The Asian tiger mosquito, a species that carries the chikungunya virus, is likely hitchhiking its way from Panama toward North America inside cars and trucks,

Midday Roundup: CDC confirms this year’s flu shot failed

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Minimal protection. This year’s flu shot is only 23 percent effective at preventing the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

FDA warns pregnant women away from recreational ultrasounds

FDA warns pregnant women away from recreational ultrasounds

By Julie Borg
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Health | Expectant mothers may long for a peek at the little life inside them, but they usually have to wait until the 20th week for their doctor to order an…

Nursing new beginnings in CAR

By Rob Holmes
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Africa | Graduates from a new nursing program championed by an American couple are bringing physical and spiritual healing to Central African Republic

State lawmakers support medical pot for kids despite doctors’ doubts

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | Children in Illinois can now be prescribed medical marijuana, according to rules announced by state officials last week.  The rules amend the state’s…

WORLD’s 2014 anti-science list

WORLD’s 2014 anti-science list

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | The top seven unscientific claims from the past year

Irish court orders pregnant woman taken off life support

By Kiley Crossland
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Life | Doctors removed life support from a brain-dead pregnant woman in Ireland after an emergency ruling by Dublin’s High Court last week.  The woman, a…

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