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A Daily Pill to Prevent S.T.I.s? It May Work, Scientists Say.

A common antibiotic, doxycycline, greatly reduced cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia when taken every day, a study found.

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Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know

A new study adds to evidence that the shots can reduce the chances of developing one of the most dreaded consequences of Covid.

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Moving in Childhood Contributes to Depression, Study Finds

A study of more than a million Danes found that frequent moves in childhood had a bigger effect than poverty on adult mental health risk.

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What Parents Should Know About Cord Blood Banking

Millions of parents have paid to bank blood from their infants’ umbilical cords. But storage companies have misled them about the cells’ promise.

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Crisis Hotline Has Answered 10 Million Calls, Texts and Chats

Mental health experts have said that the 988 hotline for mental health emergencies is still a work in progress, in need of more funding, coordination and awareness.

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Promised Cures, Tainted Cells: How Cord Blood Banks Mislead Parents

Families pay thousands of dollars to store their children’s stem cells with the hope of a healthier future. But the cells are rarely useful, and sometimes contaminated.

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Why Does a Routine Test of Newborns Reward ‘Pink’ Skin?

The Apgar test grades infants in five areas, including skin tone. Babies of color score lower, and may be subjected to unnecessary treatment.

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3 Presumed Bird Flu Cases Reported in Colorado

The cases, which have yet to be confirmed, were identified in farmworkers culling infected birds. The risk to the public remains low, health officials said.

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No Contact America

Encouraged on social media, many Americans are estranging themselves from their families as a therapeutic step.

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Do You Have Concerns About Embryo Storage? We Want to Hear From You.

We’re reporting on the challenges that fertility clinics face as they store a growing number of frozen embryos.