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Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care

Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a...

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over. That’s...

CDC: Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for...

Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director

A leading AIDS researcher was picked Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. Dr. Robert...

Fertility-clinic breakdowns baffle experts, upset couples

Simultaneous refrigeration failures at two fertility clinics in San Francisco and suburban Cleveland have damaged or destroyed potentially thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in the biggest such loss on record in the U.S.

Judge delves into science behind Roundup cancer claim

A judge waded into the arcane science behind claims that the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer. The expected weeklong testimony is intended to help him determine whether a jury should hear from doctors who link the product to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

CDC releases report to Congress detailing the impact of traumatic brain injury on children,...

The report identifies gaps in care, outlines opportunities for action to reduce the gaps, and highlights policy strategies to address the short and long-term consequences of a TBI.

Barbershop study trimmed black men’s hair and blood pressure

Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the...

FDA chief wants more mail inspectors to stem opioid influx

The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants to more than double the number of packages his agency inspects for illicit drugs, an effort to stem a deadly flow of opioids that increasingly runs through the international mail supply.

FDA clears DNA test to spot cancer genes, but with warnings

U.S. regulators have approved the first direct-to-consumer breast cancer gene test.