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Pelosi Reveals New Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Pelosi Reveals New Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

By Emmarie Huetteman | Sep 23
House Democratic leaders on Thursday unveiled an aggressive plan to lower drug prices through negotiations between federal health officials and the makers of some of the most expensive drugs.

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Plunge Deeper Into California

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Plunge Deeper Into California

By Harriet Blair Rowan | Sep 22
Two invasive species of mosquitoes that can carry Zika, dengue, yellow fever and other dangerous viruses are spreading in California — and have been found as far north as Sacramento and Placer counties.

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

By Cara Anna | Sep 22
The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus,

Uptick Seen in Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus in Some U.S. States

Uptick Seen in Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus in Some U.S. States

By Mike Stobbe and Jennifer McDermott | Sep 21
The number of U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year, health officials report.

One-Third of Americans Believe They Can Get an STD From a Toilet

One-Third of Americans Believe They Can Get an STD From a Toilet

Sep 21
A third of Americans incorrectly believe you can get a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) from a public toilet seat, according to new research.

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Launch Drone Delivery Test

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Launch Drone Delivery Test

By Tom Murphy | Sep 20
Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.

Will Combo Pill Catch On in U.S. to Prevent Heart Attacks?

Will Combo Pill Catch On in U.S. to Prevent Heart Attacks?

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 20
A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes.

Camouflaged Vaping Devices are Hoodwinking Parents and Schools

Camouflaged Vaping Devices are Hoodwinking Parents and Schools

By Anna Maria Berry-Jester | Sep 20
Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom.

At-Home Rape Kits Now Off the Market

At-Home Rape Kits Now Off the Market

By Victoria Knight | Sep 19
Two companies who were advertising at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits appear to have halted selling and marketing the products after widespread objections and two state attorneys general threatened the companies with legal action.

Transgender Man Can Sue Hospital Over Denied Hysterectomy

Transgender Man Can Sue Hospital Over Denied Hysterectomy

Sep 19
A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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