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Shingles Vaccine Shortages Result From High Demand

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:32

Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough.

Protesters Rally Against Kavanaugh, and Back His Accusers: ‘The Wave of Women Is Here’

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 09:25

Demonstrations and walkouts took place in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who have accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct.

Should You Give Birth at a Birth Center?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:00

For uncomplicated pregnancies, they offer an alternative to the typically expensive and intervention-heavy maternity care system.

#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump Tweet

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 23:04

A new hashtag has survivors of sexual abuse answering the question: Why didn’t you say something sooner?

Trial by Fire: Critics Demand That a Huge Sepsis Study Be Stopped

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 18:30

A trial enrolling new patients resembles “an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,” one advocacy group said.

Giving Malaria a Deadline

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:09

With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.

Personal Health: Trim and Fit? You May Still Have Heart Disease

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:01

Lessons from Jane Brody’s brother: Having all the right cholesterol numbers and staying active is no guarantee your coronary arteries are in great shape.

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