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Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends,...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM EDT

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex, AP is reporting. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to define when...

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM EDT

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 01:26 AM EDT

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and...

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 07:32 PM EDT

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned about the disease, despite the fact that it kills more than 60,000 people each year,...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 03:44 PM EDT

1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have the sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM EDT

Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and their 60s may be at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 01:12 PM EDT

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 07:37 AM EDT

WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent of patients are dying, The Associated Press reported. That's a big increase over the...

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM EDT

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with authorities claiming the controversial operation identified dozens of new infections...

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