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  • Cat Power Not Tipping Her Hand About Next Album

    Cat Power Not Tipping Her Hand About Next Album
    The singer and songwriter Chan Marshall, who performs under the name of Cat Power, has a lot on her mind. She'll talk about injustice, about big corporations, about American economic policy, about the short-sightedness of Western medicine, about...
  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations
    The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk? Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...
  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
  • Tylenol during Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD

    Tylenol during Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD
    For both of my pregnancies, I got headaches. There didn't seem to be any specific triggers for me, they just popped up randomly, and with a vengeance. I asked my OB/GYN what I could take, and they ok'ed Tylenol for me.  Frankly, I don't know what I...
  • U.S. appeals court strikes down Idaho law banning abortions after 20 weeks

    U.S. appeals court strikes down Idaho law banning abortions after 20 weeks
    Three federal judges have unanimously struck down an Idaho law that banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling by the U.S. District Court of Idaho, which also found portions of...
  • Oregon abolishes its hopelessly bungled health insurance exchange

    Oregon abolishes its hopelessly bungled health insurance exchange
    A bill dissolving Cover Oregon, the state's dysfunctional health insurance exchange, has been signed by Gov. Kate Brown. The measure, which had bipartisan support, transfers responsibilities for the Oregon exchange to the state Department of Consumer...
  • Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths

    Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths
    Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found that there were 2,200...
  • Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science

    Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science
    While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times. But the debate that arose this week over childhood...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
  • Another Ebola scare in Dallas turns out to be just a scare

    On Friday in Virginia, there was a flurry of activity at the Pentagon when a woman who said she had been to Africa vomited in the parking lot. Did she have Ebola? No. A day later in Texas, there was another flurry when word got around that a woman who...
  • Texas hospitals prepare in case Ebola strikes again

    With two Texas nurses diagnosed with Ebola still hospitalized, a newly formed state task force on infectious diseases met Thursday for the first time to review the state’s medical and public health preparedness to cope with the deadly virus. The...