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water effort to provide access to clean water.

#SpredWater A Spredfast + charity: water effort.<p>Find someone like you who needs clean water. Tweet with #Spredwater to help.<p>Want to help? Your social …

Plague in Madagascar: 33 dead, 230 infected since August

The disease is endemic to Madagascar, where there are 400 cases a year, but this outbreak is a cause of concern as even urban areas have been …

Disease

Medicare Is Changing. Here Are 3 Things Investors Need to Know

Find out three key takeaways that investors need to know about Medicare's future direction.<p>I recently attended a conference at the prestigious …

Why Having a Baby Pushes Women Out of Medicine

Erin O’Brien tried to get pregnant at a more convenient time. Granted, when you’re a surgeon-in-training, there’s never a great time to have a …

Mark Kelly to Lawmakers Opposing Gun Laws: ‘You Should Quit’

The retired astronaut and husband of Gabby Giffords says the NRA’s openness to new gun rules is ‘a big deal.’<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Mark Kelly didn’t know what a “bump stock” was before the Las Vegas mass shooting—but he says the signs that …

Guns

Delhi’s rising pollution is caused by a dirty fuel that most countries have banned

Winter is coming, and Delhi is preparing for another season with lung-choking smog.<p>Some eight residents of India’s capital are thought to die each day because of the city’s notoriously polluted air. Though authorities have been trying to clean it up by cutting traffic and the use of coal in power …

Pollution

Liberia votes to replace Africa's 1st female leader

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberians chose between 20 candidates vying to succeed Africa's first female president Tuesday, as voters picked the person …

India rape: Child's baby 'was fathered by second uncle'

<b>A 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles, police say.</b><p>Police are filing charges against the suspect - who is the second uncle of the girl's to be accused of raping her.<p>The first uncle has already been held and charged with …

Doubtful Science Behind Arguments to Restrict Birth Control Access

In a new rule about coverage of contraception, the Trump administration argues against the positives of birth control and highlights potential harms. But those claims don’t stand up to scrutiny.<p>The new rule weakens the mandate for health coverage of contraception under the Affordable Care Act, …

Clinton warns Harris, Warren would face 'double standard' in 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in California as part of her 16-city book tour, said Monday that Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren will need “a high pain threshold” if they run for president in 2020 because of the way female candidates are treated.<p>When asked …

FBI cites black extremists as new domestic terrorist threat

The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has spawned a violent domestic threat from “black identity extremists” who have stepped up attacks on police, according to an explosive new report by the FBI’s counterterrorism division.<p>The warning, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, says …

What Influences Attitudes Toward Gun Reform?

Do mass shootings, like the tragic event in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, change people's minds about gun control?<p>From a policy perspective, we can ask whether changes in gun regulations would likely affect the occurrence of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. (We certainly <i>should</i> …

Guns

We have a cure for hepatitis C. But the neediest can’t afford it. Louisiana wants to change that.

An innovative solution to the high cost of prescription drugs is emerging in one of the unlikeliest places: Louisiana’s state government.<p>The Louisiana health secretary, Dr. Rebekah Gee, has called attention to the plight of tens of thousands of state residents suffering from infection with the …

Public Health

This Woman Posted Her Old Modeling Photo to Prove That Weight Loss Doesn't Always Mean Happiness

When you hear about the ubiquitous "before and after" photo, you typically expect the version of the person in the after to look slimmer, fitter, and happier. Much of this has to do with our societal obsession with thinness and the idea that losing weight means you've become healthier, often no …

Mental Health