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Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Learn More

 

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Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. More »

 

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. More »

 

White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. More »

 

More measles cases found in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday. More »

 

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. More »

 

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes. More »

 

Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. More »

 

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. More »

 

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