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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.

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Sep 19
Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them.

A Dubious Product: A Rape Kit For Home Use

A Dubious Product: A Rape Kit For Home Use

By Victoria Knight | Sep 19
Alongside other "essential" household supplies for sale on Amazon, there's now a product offered that might give consumers pause: an at-home rape kit.

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

By Dánica Coto | Sep 18
Stories of survival are trickling out across northern Bahamas as the initial shock wears off from Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history. And the extent of the storm's terror lingers on in the minds of many.

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