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McAuliffe Announces Scaled Back Plan To Expand Healthcare In Virginia

Virginia legislators passed an amendment barring Gov. Terry McAuliffe from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.

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Researchers Aim For Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Mary-Claire King, who identified the first breast cancer gene, calls for more women to be screened for genetic mutations. Now, doctors only recommend women who have a family history get screened.
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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.
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Time To Send A Message To Pregnant Women Who Use Tobacco

For the first time, there's data on tobacco use by pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries. The news is not too bad. But there's still a need for messages about the risk to an unborn child.
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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.
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Enterovirus Outbreak Hospitalizes Kids Across Midwest

Robert Siegel talks to Mark Pallansch, virologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the outbreak of a respiratory illness that is striking children mostly in the Midwest.
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CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting Children

A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children have difficulty breathing and wheezing.
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New Option For Getting Rid Of Old Drugs: The Pharmacy

The Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up its rules so that people will have more ways of disposing of drugs that can be risky to keep around after they're no longer needed.
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In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.
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Harvard To Get $350 Million Gift From Hong Kong Group

The School of Public Health will be renamed in honor of H.T. Chan, whose son, a longtime university benefactor, received two degrees from Harvard in the 1970s.

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