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To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Zika, Strike Before They Fly

Cities and towns are preparing for mosquito season and the threat of the Zika virus by spreading pesticides. It worked for the West Nile virus but may not be as effective for controlling Zika.

#HeforShe: Why These Guys Speak Up For Women's Rights

Typically women are the ones who get involved with reproductive rights and family planning. But there are exceptions.

Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.

Women Who Have To Delay Pumping Risk Painful Breast Engorgement

Pumping breast milk may seem optional, but women who don't pump or breast-feed on a regular schedule risk engorgement, a painful condition that can lead to infection and other medical complications.
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For Families Touched By Teen Suicide, Regrets And Calls For Greater Outreach

Every day thousands of adolescents try to commit suicide. For families that lose their children, the regrets and second-guessing never cease, but they say greater awareness and outreach in schools might save some lives.


It's Still Hard To Get Birth Control Pills In California Without A Prescription

California law now permits pharmacists to sell many types of hormonal birth control methods without a doctor's OK. But good luck finding a drugstore that will dispense the contraceptives that way.

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.

Five Days And Five Nights With Doctors Without Borders

They're in a crowded refugee camp, running the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan.

For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Sperm

It's not unusual for males to try to impress females with big body parts. Consider antlers on deer, or elaborate tails on peacocks. Some male fruit flies take a different approach: giant sperm.

WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren't Yet Impressed

The health agency is making changes so it can get boots on the ground if a pandemic strikes. But critics say it hasn't gone far enough.