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    • 30 NOV 18
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    U.S. urged to send Ebola experts to Congo as crisis worsens

    JOHANNESBURG — Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, and the worst ever for Congo. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from

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    • 30 NOV 18
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    Researchers testing potential breakthrough for male birth control gel

    NEW YORK — This week the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the start of a trial for a male contraceptive in gel form. It’s a big step in the search for a birth control men can use, and if it works, it would fill an important public health need. According to the NIH, the

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    • 29 NOV 18
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    Lawmakers probe outbreak that killed 11 children

    New Jersey lawmakers plan to hold a hearing at the state capitol in Trenton on Monday in hopes of learning more about a virus outbreak that’s claimed the lives of 11 children. The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed Wednesday that 48 children and one staff member at two facilities in the state have contracted

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    • 29 NOV 18
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    Why more Americans are dying, and dying younger

    NEW YORK — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. It

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    • 28 NOV 18
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    Youngest kids in class may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

    Does being the youngest in the class up your child’s odds of being erroneously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? It might. New research suggests these kids appear to be about 30 percent more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD. However, it probably doesn’t change a child’s actual risk of developing ADHD. So if your

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    • 28 NOV 18
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    Tips for driving down medical bills

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    • 28 NOV 18
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    FDA: Don’t use "Rhino" male enhancement products

    Federal health officials are warning consumers not to purchase or ingest “Rhino”-branded male enhancement products, citing a recent spike in health issues related to hidden drugs in the purported dietary supplements. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has identified more than 25 products marketed with variations of the name Rhino that contain undeclared

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