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House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

By Michael Biesecker | Jul 20
The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants.

'It's Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Pollution Threat

'It's Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Pollution Threat

By Michael Casey | Jul 18
Needles turn up in places like parks, baseball diamonds, trails and beaches - isolated spots where drug users can gather and attract little attention, and often the same spots used by the public for recreation.

Transitioning After an HIV Diagnosis

Transitioning After an HIV Diagnosis

Jul 17
Once you test positive, where do you go from there? How can you initiate such a transition, which will have long-lasting results? One woman reacted by dedicating her life to serving others like her.

Oregon Infant's Illness Prompts Warning About Placenta Pills

Oregon Infant's Illness Prompts Warning About Placenta Pills

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 3
Health officials are warning new moms about the potential dangers of taking pills made from their placenta, after an Oregon infant's infection was tied to the practice.

Phone App Helps Doctors Reframe Opioid Talks with Patients

Phone App Helps Doctors Reframe Opioid Talks with Patients

By Carla K. Johnson | Jun 16
A phone app is helping doctors have difficult conversations with patients about lowering doses of opioids.

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 6
A study finds that having cancer patients use home computers to report problems like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival, by almost half a year. That's longer than many new cancer drugs do.

National LGBT Health Study Seeks Participants

National LGBT Health Study Seeks Participants

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 1
A yearslong national health study of LGBT residents of the United States being conducted by researchers based at UCSF is now seeking participants.

Trump Budget Worries HIV, Hepatitis Advocates

Trump Budget Worries HIV, Hepatitis Advocates

By Liz Highleyman | May 28
President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal released this week includes major cuts to medical research and health services for low-income people that would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV, advocates said.

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution

By Seth Borenstein | May 17
Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says.

Hot Bodies: Beat Fatigue, Go From Zero to Overdrive!

Hot Bodies: Beat Fatigue, Go From Zero to Overdrive!

By Tom Bonanti | May 7
It's 2 p.m. and you've hit the wall. You've got three more hours at work ahead of you. You'd love to hit the gym and exercise, but how? You're just too exhausted!

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