After threats from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the state Board of Health voted 13-2 to approve strict new regulations for abortion clinics that opponents say will put them out of business.
The number of deaths from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo surged in the past week, prompting concern that the outbreak was spreading. A spokesman from the World Health Organization says the outbreak is not out of control.
The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously today in favor of a new regulation that would require parents of young boys who undergo ritual circumcisions involving "direct oral suction" to sign a consent form first. The practice has been linked to serious herpes infections.
Young kids who get all their whooping cough shots on time could become susceptible to the disease again when they're between 8 and 11. Researchers say the immune protection conferred by the current vaccine loses its punch.
People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
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