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Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions
05/24/2018 01:41 PM
How Trump's anti-abortion agenda impacts women around the world
05/24/2018 09:58 AM
Her search for new lungs begins with changed heart
Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival.
05/23/2018 05:20 PM
As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims
The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of Karnataka, where two people are being tested for it, a health official told CNN.
05/24/2018 01:25 PM
2 Ebola patients escape from treatment in Congo, raising fears virus could spread
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day.
05/24/2018 04:23 PM
Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle
Before the Trump administration even announced a new rule to stop Title X-funded health centers from providing abortions, the responses poured in.
05/22/2018 09:29 AM
The animals that children grow up with worldwide
Pets around the world include bunnies, birds, and beetles. Here is just a sampling of the animals that some children across the globe grow up with.
05/24/2018 09:01 AM
Ireland: Where thousands of women travel abroad for an abortion
Julie O'Donnell was 29 weeks pregnant, on a flight from Dublin to Liverpool that was packed with rowdy holidaymakers, tears streaming down her face.
05/24/2018 05:15 PM
What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)
You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits.
05/23/2018 08:49 AM
FDA warns that benzocaine teething products aren't safe for children
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine.
05/23/2018 07:42 PM
NRA's incoming president ties Ritalin to school shootings
Oliver North, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that Ritalin -- a drug commonly used to treat ADHD -- is somehow linked with school shootings. Experts weigh in on that idea.
05/21/2018 09:58 PM
Congress passes 'right-to-try' bill for terminally ill people
The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation today that could give terminally ill patients the right to seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
05/22/2018 11:06 PM
Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says
Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especially women, a new study says.
05/24/2018 03:03 PM
What you need to know about lethal Nipah virus
A little-known virus causing deaths in a southern Indian state has become a global cause for concern seemingly overnight.
05/23/2018 08:21 PM
USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching
Daniella Mohazab is the seventh woman to file suit against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern California. The graduate student and the other women allege Tyndall, a former gynecologist at USC's student health center for nearly 30 years, used racist and inappropriately sexual language during consultations and conducted pelvic examinations with his fingers and didn't wear gloves.
05/23/2018 05:16 PM
Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules
The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told CNN Wednesday.
05/23/2018 06:05 PM
What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China
The US State Department is looking into what could be a new "sonic attack" in China, "similar to what happened in Cuba" over a year ago, a US diplomatic official told CNN.
05/23/2018 04:40 PM
How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity
One of Michael Jackson's most spectacular dance moves is not biomechanically feasible without the special prop he invented, say neurosurgeons.
05/22/2018 06:49 PM
Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%
Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study.
05/21/2018 07:29 AM
A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests
Germ-free childhoods followed by infections later in life can trigger the onset of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests.
05/22/2018 04:14 PM
Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?
A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.
05/22/2018 08:35 AM
10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients
The death toll from an outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 10 in India's southern state of Kerala.
05/22/2018 12:03 PM
An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease
Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests.
05/21/2018 10:30 PM
Christianity and depression: It's complicated
05/20/2018 09:47 AM
Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns
Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates.
05/17/2018 05:02 PM
Twins treated for genetic disorder in the womb
Corinna already had one child with a genetic disorder that left him unable to sweat or grow teeth normally.
05/18/2018 08:45 AM
A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters
If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence.
05/21/2018 07:37 AM
Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case
A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn't help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn't really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a $240 million medical fraud case. The Department of Justice said Monday he had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn't need, all to fund his "lavish" and "opulent lifestyle."
05/18/2018 03:55 PM
Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks
An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape.
05/17/2018 01:05 PM