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Zika Virus Isn't The First Disease To Spark A Debate About Abortion

In 1965, the U.S. faced an epidemic of German measles that, like the Zika outbreak, was linked to birth defects. It changed the way this country talked about abortion.
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Clinton Runs As Wonk In Chief, Trying To Win Hearts With Plans

Clinton has more than two dozen policy proposals from Alzheimer's to drug addiction — more than 50,000 words of them. But can all those plans inspire people to caucus for her in Iowa?
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Zika Virus Reignites Abortion Debate In Brazil

Increased incidents of microcephaly in infants has spurred guidance to women that boils down to: Don't get pregnant. But women in Brazil have few options.
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Puerto Rico Health Official 'Very Concerned' About Zika's Spread

An epidemiologist says the island has been lucky so far, but needs to stop the virus at its source — where mosquitoes breed.
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Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

Sunday January 31st is the deadline in most states to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Federal officials are reaching out to those previously uninsured, with a focus on Hispanics.
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How Scientists Are Working To Eradicate Zika Mosquitoes

Can the spread of the Zika virus be curtailed by eliminating mosquitoes that carry it? Professor Anthony James of UC Irvine discusses the consequences of pesticides to our health and on the ecosystem.
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Tragedy Moves A Community To Combat Drug Addiction

The death of a teenager in 2012 shocked residents of a small Vermont city to come together and fight its opiate problem. The efforts are paying off.
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What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting?

The advice for avoiding Zika virus: Don't get bitten by mosquitoes in countries where the virus is spreading. So which repellents work — and which don't?
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Before Zika Virus, Rubella Was A Pregnant Woman's Nightmare

Our experience with the rubella virus, which can cause miscarriages or serious birth defects if a woman gets infected while pregnant, may help scientists figure out how to combat Zika virus.
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Scientists Are Building A Case For How Food Ads Make Us Overeat

Two new studies find that exposure to food advertising can lead adults and children to eat more and gain weight. The researchers say it's more evidence for why we need policies that restrict the ads.

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