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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 06:24 AM EST

NJ Health Officials: Infant May Have Spread Measles

NJ Health Officials: Infant May Have Spread Measles

Health officials in New Jersey say that an infant with measles may have exposed people in Passaic County to the highly contagious disease.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:02 PM EST

Little Girls Doubt That Women Can Be Brilliant, Study Shows

Little Girls Doubt That Women Can Be Brilliant, Study Shows

Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe men are inherently smarter and more talented than...

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 03:57 PM EST

NJ Becomes 1st State to Offer New Parents Free ‘Baby Boxes’

NJ Becomes 1st State to Offer New Parents Free ‘Baby Boxes’

New Jersey has become the first state where expectant parents can get a free "Baby Box" for their newborn. The Baby Box Co. announced the Baby Box University program on Thursday. The global integrated program...

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:21 PM EST

Gore Revives Climate, Health Summit Canceled by CDC

Gore Revives Climate, Health Summit Canceled by CDC

A conference on climate change and health is back on but apparently minus the U.S. government. Several organizers including former Vice President Al Gore have resurrected the meeting set for next month in...

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 07:12 AM EST

Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs

Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs

Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:44 AM EST
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By Jessica Glazer

How Far Can $15 Billion Go in Washington?

If one believes the back-of-the-envelope estimates by Republican leaders on Capi...View gallery

  • Almost 2 years of funding the Environmental Protection Agency
  • About 150 top-of-the-line F-35 fighter jets
  • About 2 months worth of food stamps for 45 million people
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 04:36 PM EST

House Passes Abortion Funding Ban Days After Women's March

House Passes Abortion Funding Ban Days After Women's March

Days after millions of people marched nationwide to bring attention to women’s issues, the Trump administration and Congress have responded with actions against women's reproductive rights. On Tuesday afternoon,...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 01:29 PM EST

US Cancer Death Rate Dips, but Soars in Some Places: Study

US Cancer Death Rate Dips, but Soars in Some Places: Study

Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found. In parts of the...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 05:22 AM EST

Police in Glendale, Calif., Give Dementia Patients Trackers

Police in Glendale, Calif., Give Dementia Patients Trackers

Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale are hoping to reduce the time it takes to find missing people diagnosed with dementia by providing patients with tracking devices. The Glendale Police Department has...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 08:21 PM EST

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor said he was told by the CDC that it was worried how...