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September 17, 2019

For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says
More than 3.3 million American women ages 18 to 44 were raped the first time they had sexual intercourse, according to a new study, and "all demographic groups reported substantial roles of forced sexual initiation." ... More Story with Video....

Prince Harry praises rugby star for disclosing HIV status
Prince Harry showed support for Gareth Thomas after the Welsh rugby star was forced to disclose his HIV-positive status. ... More Story with Video....

Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers after a disaster, according to a study of hurricane survivors
Thinking of sending your "thoughts and prayers" to those affected by tragedy or a natural disaster? Well, not everyone wants them. ... More Story with Video....

Medical guidelines say daily aspirin is too risky for most healthy people. A new study says some can benefit
For decades, healthy patients were told to take a low-dose aspirin as a precaution to help prevent heart problems, but the guidelines changed this year. For patients who have had a heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery, a daily aspirin is still recommended and can be a lifesaver. But the blood... More Story with Video....

This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions
It was just after Christmas in 2013 and David Fajgenbaum was hovering a hair above death. ... More Story with Video....

Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds
Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday. ... More Story with Video....

There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says
For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties. ... More Story with Video....

Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany
Authorities in Germany are investigating the birth of three children with hand deformities in a city in the west of the country. ... More Story with Video....

'I was non-stop Juuling up a storm': 10 college students on their vaping addictions
The CDC, FDA, White House and a who's who of officials in suits want young people to stop using e-cigarettes amid a mysterious outbreak of hundreds of vaping-related lung illnesses. ... More Story with Video....

New York's governor is taking executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is taking executive action to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in the state. ... More Story with Video....

The way you vape could make it even more dangerous
In the wake of six deaths and 380 cases of confirmed and probable lung disease across the US, the Trump administration has called for banning most flavored e-cigarettes because of their huge appeal to young people. ... More Story with Video....

How to be a human lie detector of fake news, according to the latest science
Fake news existed long before the internet. ... More Story with Video....

Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths
A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk. ... More Story with Video....

Don't kiss your chickens, the CDC says. Please don't
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like for everyone to please refrain from kissing their chickens. And from snuggling them. And from eating with them. And from inviting them in their homes. ... More Story with Video....

FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it has learned that some ranitidine -- acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including those known by the brand name Zantac -- contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer. ... More Story with Video....

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment
The US Food and Drug Administration's Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children. ... More Story with Video....

Meet the smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being
On the eastern edge of the Himalayas, nestled between India and Tibet, lies the tiny nation of Druk Yul, better known as Bhutan. In Bhutanese, the name means "Land of the Thunder Dragon," a nod to the violent storms that pound the rugged mountain peaks and flood the lush valleys. ... More Story with Video....

Chinese scientists use CRISPR tool on HIV patient for the first time
The 27-year-old patient's prospects were bleak. In May 2016, he found out he had AIDS. Two weeks later, he was told he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ... More Story with Video....

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys function as well as others after transplant, study says
There has been a dramatic shift in how doctors use donated kidneys infected with hepatitis C that used to be thrown away. ... More Story with Video....

Young cancer survivor obsessed with Bumblebee gets a special birthday surprise
Whitaker Weinburger has been battling cancer for most of his life. Now that the 4-year-old Virginia boy is in remission, his mother set out to give him a very special birthday surprise involving his love of Bumblebee, the yellow Transformer. ... More Story with Video....

She was denied custody of her 4-year-old son with leukemia. So she posted a letter to the judge on Instagram
A day after a Florida judge ruled that the parents of a 4-year-old boy with leukemia won't regain custody of him, the boy's mother posted an emotional message on Instagram. ... More Story with Video....

Sit, stand, sit: The new science about how to best use your standing desk
Sitting is the new smoking, we're told, and suddenly sit-stand desks are everywhere. But do we know just how healthy they are and the best ways to use them? ... More Story with Video....

Explosion and fire break out at Russian lab known for housing deadly smallpox virus
An explosion has caused a fire at a Russian biological research facility that's one of only two centers in the world known for housing samples of the smallpox virus. ... More Story with Video....

At-home rape kits now off the market
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. ... More Story with Video....

California man dies in seventh vaping-related illness
A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the US. ... More Story with Video....

For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says
More than 3.3 million American women ages 18 to 44 were raped the first time they had sexual intercourse, according to a new study, and "all demographic groups reported substantial roles of forced sexual initiation." ... More Story with Video....


Newly discovered fossils of humans and animals, as well as other evidence of their path through history, from around the world. ... More Story with Video....

Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers after a disaster, according to a study of hurricane survivors
Thinking of sending your "thoughts and prayers" to those affected by tragedy or a natural disaster? Well, not everyone wants them. A new study shows that while Christians placed a positive value on receiving thoughts and prayers from strangers, nonreligous people did not. ... More Story with Video....

Medical guidelines say daily aspirin is too risky for most healthy people. A new study says some can benefit
For decades, healthy patients were told to take a low-dose aspirin as a precaution to help prevent heart problems, but the guidelines changed this year. For patients who have had a heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery, a daily aspirin is still recommended and can be a life-saver. But the bloo... More Story with Video....

This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions
After David Fajgenbaum suffered repeated life-threatening relapses of Castleman disease, he became laser-focused on trying to save his own life. Against the odds he pioneered a new treatment and an approach to drug research that could help others with rare diseases. ... More Story with Video....


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