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Debate on in Massachusetts Over Safe Sites for Drug Users

Debate on in Massachusetts Over Safe Sites for Drug Users

By Steve LeBlanc | Jan 22
The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained in helping counter the effect of potentially fatal overdoses - all with the approval of public health officials.

Smoking - Beginning of the End?

Smoking - Beginning of the End?

Jan 21
US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers.

Fauci: NIH In "Scramble" For Any Gov't Shutdown

Fauci: NIH In "Scramble" For Any Gov't Shutdown

Jan 20
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says the institution is in a "scramble" to prepare for a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday.

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 20
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors

New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 19
Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral-religious grounds

Blood Test to Detect Cancer Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect Cancer Gives Promising Results

By Marilyn Marchione | Jan 19
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

2nd Case of Measles Confirmed at O'Hare

2nd Case of Measles Confirmed at O'Hare

Jan 18
Public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the nation's third-largest airport by passenger volume.

Trump Tries to Protect Medical Providers Who Oppose Abortion

Trump Tries to Protect Medical Providers Who Oppose Abortion

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 18
The Trump administration is creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.

Scientists Closing in on Universal Flu Vaccine

Scientists Closing in on Universal Flu Vaccine

Jan 18
Scientists hope they're finally closing in on stronger flu shots to boost much-needed protection against ordinary winter influenza and guard against future pandemics at the same time.

Ask the Doc :: Porn-Induced ED

Ask the Doc :: Porn-Induced ED

By Dr. Michael Reitano | Jan 18
Masturbation and porn are once again a divisive topic of debate within the sexual health community, and even experts disagree on the potential health impacts of pornography.

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