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Study Points to Virus as Culprit in Kids' Paralyzing Illness

Study Points to Virus as Culprit in Kids' Paralyzing Illness

By Lauren Neergaard | Oct 23
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.

Why Do We Have Sex? It's Complicated

Why Do We Have Sex? It's Complicated

Oct 23
Popular culture overflows with sex, from cinema to advertising to, yes, even politics. And for many, sex represents one of the most intimate forms of human connection.

More Choices and Stable Premiums for Obamacare Next Year

More Choices and Stable Premiums for Obamacare Next Year

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 22
Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the Obama-era health care law and premiums will dip slightly for many customers, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing A Home Won't Come Cheap

For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing A Home Won't Come Cheap

By Sharon Jayson | Oct 21
Aging in place is a major financial commitment, one that may be at odds with retirees' plans to downsize their lives and budgets and squirrel away cash in anticipation of rising health care costs.

For Generation Juul, Nicotine Addiction Happens Fast And Is Hard To Shake

For Generation Juul, Nicotine Addiction Happens Fast And Is Hard To Shake

By Elly Yu, WAMU | Oct 21
Teens' use of e-cigarettes has doubled since 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, with 1 in 4 high school seniors reporting use of a vape in the previous month.

J&J Recalls Baby Powder After Traces of Asbestos Found

J&J Recalls Baby Powder After Traces of Asbestos Found

By Linda A. Johnson | Oct 21
Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.

Vaping-Related Illnesses Still Rising, Though at a Slower Pace

Vaping-Related Illnesses Still Rising, Though at a Slower Pace

Oct 18
Health officials of Thursday said there have been 1,479 cases and at least 33 deaths in the mysterious outbreak.

Michael Jordan Opens First of Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte

Michael Jordan Opens First of Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte

Oct 18
An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community.

Fashion Show Lets Down Syndrome Models Strut Their Stuff

Fashion Show Lets Down Syndrome Models Strut Their Stuff

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Oct 18
Though New York's Fashion Week wrapped more than a month ago, there was plenty of fierce fashion at the second annual "Gigi's Playhouse Fashion Show" on Wednesday, an event that allows young people with Down syndrome to share their talent.

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a new use for tesamorelin which may help reverse liver disease in those living with HIV. Read the highlights of the NIH press release here.

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