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Jessica Biel Not Against Vaccinations, Just Against Bill

Jessica Biel Not Against Vaccinations, Just Against Bill

Jun 13
Actress Jessica Biel says she's not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions.

How Measles Detectives Work To Contain An Outbreak

How Measles Detectives Work To Contain An Outbreak

By Jenny Gold | Jun 13
Measles is so contagious that up to 90% of people close to an infected person who are not protected by a vaccine or previous case of the disease will become infected.

New Gene Tests for Germs Quickly Reveal Source of Infections

New Gene Tests for Germs Quickly Reveal Source of Infections

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 13
Mystery illnesses kill thousands of people each year when germs can't be identified fast enough to reveal the right treatment. Now genetic tests are helping to solve these cases.

Illinois Governor Signs Law Expanding Access to Abortion

Illinois Governor Signs Law Expanding Access to Abortion

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 12
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping abortion protections into law on Wednesday, establishing women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right."

Family: Transgender Inmate Who Died had a Seizure Disorder

Family: Transgender Inmate Who Died had a Seizure Disorder

By Deepti Hajela | Jun 12
A transgender woman who died in a New York City jail had a seizure disorder and other health problems and had been hospitalized weeks before, her family's attorney said Tuesday amid calls for an investigation into her death.

Hospitals Accused Of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks In Quest For Patients

Hospitals Accused Of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks In Quest For Patients

By Jordan Rau | Jun 11
Whistleblowers and investigators have alleged that hospitals, in their quests to fill beds and expand, disguise arrangements by overpaying doctors or offering other financial incentives such as free office space.

Dropped From Health Insurance Without Warning: Was it Legal?

Dropped From Health Insurance Without Warning: Was it Legal?

By Julie Appleby | Jun 10
Tens of thousands of Americans each year are dropped by their insurers over payment issues, sometimes with little or no prior warning from their insurers.

'Sell By' or What? U.S. Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

'Sell By' or What? U.S. Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

By Candice Choi | Jun 10
U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion.

Can People with Traumatic Brain Injuries Regain Empathy?

Can People with Traumatic Brain Injuries Regain Empathy?

Jun 8
Imagine waking up one morning and your loved one lost the ability to recognize and empathize with your feelings.

Stressed Out? Your Dog May Feel It, Too

Stressed Out? Your Dog May Feel It, Too

By Jeremy Rehm | Jun 8
When dog owners go through a stressful period, they're not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests.

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