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The impact of abortion on mental health, an end to some retiree health subsidies, and a postscript to the cantaloupe listeria outbreak, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Issues surrounding sexuality can be a difficult topic for many people to openly discuss, but additional cultural barriers can make talking about subjects like HIV/AIDS almost impossible to broach.

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Correcting a genetic defect before birth sounds like a great idea, but I'm uncomfortable with how we get there.

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Cutting edge technology may be the game changer in controversial disease.

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Every once in a while, a story not only finds a reporter, it hounds her. That was the case with my new book about two friends who blew the whistle on one of the deadliest prescription drugs in U.S. history.

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The association of a murine retrovirus with ME/CFS appears to be no longer viable, but many of the researchers who can't find XMRV in patients still believe that other viruses are at play.

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Researchers are finally starting to answer the question of whether hospital scrubs can pose a danger to patients — and people on the subway.

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Rising rates of unvaccinated kids, bird flu/H5N1 reemerges, and a looming doctor shortage, plus more in today's Daily Briefing

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A major new report on vaccinen risks, Steve Jobs' prognosis, Rick Perry's health policies and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The anti-immigrant sentiment that some Latinas in Georgia are experiencing has led some women to refrain from scheduling routine medical exams that could save their lives.

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The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!

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