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Congenital Syphilis Rising At An Alarming Rate

Congenital Syphilis Rising At An Alarming Rate

By Anna Maria Berry-Jester | Oct 14
One of the nation's most preventable diseases is killing newborns in ever-increasing numbers.

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

Oct 14
Laboratory studies have shown that prolonged exposure to high-intensity blue light damages retinal cells in mice. But, epidemiological studies on real people tell a different story.

Federally Funded Obria Prescribes Abstinence To Stop The Spread Of STDs

Federally Funded Obria Prescribes Abstinence To Stop The Spread Of STDs

By Sarah Varney | Oct 13
The Christian medical chain, awarded $1.7 million in federal family planning funds for the first time this year, does not offer hormonal birth control or condoms.

U.S. Vaping Illnesses Continue to Rise, Cause Still a Mystery

U.S. Vaping Illnesses Continue to Rise, Cause Still a Mystery

Oct 12
The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.

Hope and Healing in Music City: Recovery Unplugged Heads to Nashville

Hope and Healing in Music City: Recovery Unplugged Heads to Nashville

By Jill Gleeson | Oct 11
While Nashville may take pride in the dozens of tower cranes that now routinely dot the skyline, the city's expansion has brought with it skyrocketing rates of drug overdoses. Recovery Unplugged is opening a new facility to address the growing need.

New HIV PrEP Drug Approved by FDA; Not Tested for All Groups

New HIV PrEP Drug Approved by FDA; Not Tested for All Groups

By Sam Cronin | Oct 11
The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Descovy as an HIV prevention drug on Thursday. Descovy contains a newer formulation of the drug in Truvada, which has been used to treat those infected with HIV since 2004.

Demi Lovato Mourns Death of Friend: 'Addiction is No Joke'

Demi Lovato Mourns Death of Friend: 'Addiction is No Joke'

Oct 10
Taking to Instagram Wednesday, Demi Lovato mourned the loss of a her friend, writing that "addiction is no joke."

'We're Not Alone' - 'Sesame Street' Tackles Addiction Crisis

'We're Not Alone' - 'Sesame Street' Tackles Addiction Crisis

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 10
"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.

California Hospital Chain Going to Court Over High Prices

California Hospital Chain Going to Court Over High Prices

By Jocelyn Gecker | Oct 10
One of California's largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills.

Stop Calling it a Choice: Biological Factors Drive Homosexuality

Stop Calling it a Choice: Biological Factors Drive Homosexuality

Oct 10
In a recent issue of Science magazine, geneticist Andrea Ganna at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and colleagues, describe the largest survey to date for genes associated with same-sex behavior.

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