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Trying To Add The 'M' Word (Menstruation) To The U.N.'s New Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals refer to the needs a woman has when she has her period but don't use the "m" word.

'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

What does diacetyl look like? And what's it doing in our food? A new book seeks to demystify 75 common food additives with striking photos of these ingredients and details on their uses and history.

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

And there are just 15 years to accomplish them. Here's a rundown of the 17 aims, which include ending poverty, hunger and AIDS, fixing the environment and giving everyone access to green space.

Parents In Poor Countries Worry About Vaccines, Too

But not for the same reasons as Western parents. In the developing world, moms and dads want to make sure their kids are immunized quickly enough.

1-Pound Baby Born Early Aboard Cruise Ship Survives

Emily Morgan and her husband, Chase, wrapped their three-months premature baby in towels to keep him warm and alive until the ship reached Puerto Rico. They got him to a hospital just in time.

FDA Advisers Call For More Safety Data On Sterilization Device

The Food and Drug Administration approved Essure for sale in 2002. But with health complaints on the rise from women using the device, the agency's expert panel now urges more study on complications.

Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?

Scientists have found that working in one's 60s and 70s is associated with better physical and mental health. Even part-time work may be enough to reap the benefits.

Carly Fiorina Doubles Down On Opposition To Abortion In South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina campaigned at a Christian pregnancy care center in South Carolina Thursday. Opposition to abortion has become a prominent message in her campaign recently.

Kids Who Are Time-Crunched At School Lunch Toss More And Eat Less

Many public school students get 15 minutes or less to eat. A study finds that kids who get less than 20 minutes for lunch end up eating less of everything on their tray.
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A D.C. School's New Approach To Fighting Poverty: Teaching Parents And Kids

We go inside an innovative partnership between a health clinic and a school that aims to create healthier, more resilient communities in the nation's capital.