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Pregnancy and sports a challenging combination for female professional athletes

Recent allegations by WNBA player Dearica Hamby that her coach harassed her for being pregnant have shined a renewed spotlight on one of the biggest challenges that female professional athletes face Learn More


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Mpox is down, but US cities could be at risk for summertime outbreaks

A new study suggests dozens of U.S. cities are at risk for mpox outbreaks this summer More »


Raccoon euthanized after woman brings it to pet store and other customers kiss it

Wildlife authorities say a raccoon in Maine was euthanized and tested for rabies after a woman brought it into a pet store for a nail trim and some customers kissed it More »


Oregon, awash in treatment funds after decriminalizing drugs, now must follow the money

Funding for drug treatment centers in Oregon, financed by the state’s pioneering drug decriminalization policy, stands these days at over a quarter-billion dollars More »


Elon Musk's brain implant company Neuralink says it has US approval to begin trials in people

Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink says it's gotten permission from U.S. regulators to begin testing its device in people More »


US study finds 1 in 10 get long COVID after omicron, starts identifying key symptoms

A U.S. study suggests 1 in 10 people are getting long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic More »


New York City outlaws discrimination on the basis of weight, height

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has signed legislation that will ban discrimination based on body size by adding weight and height to the list of protected categories such as race, sex and religion More »


After yearslong delay, DEA revokes license of drug distributor over opioid crisis failures

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has stripped one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors of its license to sell highly addictive painkillers after determining it failed to flag thousands of suspicious, high-volume orders at the height of the opioid crisis More »


Oregon man died waiting for an ambulance, highlighting lack of emergency responders

Emergency dispatch logs in Portland, Oregon, show that a man died while waiting over a half-hour for an ambulance after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last month More »


COVID pill Paxlovid gets full FDA approval after more than a year of emergency use

U.S. health regulators have given full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill Paxlovid More »


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