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Babies Too Young For Vaccines Are At High Risk During Outbreaks

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A mother recounts losing her 2-month-old son to whooping cough. She has a sharp message for parents who don’t vaccinate: “You could kill somebody’s baby.” View this image › Kathryn Riffenburg As the measles outbreak rages on, some voices in the anti-vaccine movement are focusing on the mildness of the measles. Some argue that it’s […]

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Mail-Order Viruses Are The New Antibiotics

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Hundreds of people have caught hellish bacterial infections and turned to Eastern Europe for a century-old viral therapy. With the world on the cusp of an antibiotics crisis, should we all follow suit? View this image › Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed Rachel George was used to being sick. A genetic condition left her with intellectual […]

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How We Beat Measles In The ’90s — And Why It Won’t Work Now

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During the 1989–1991 outbreak, measles was an issue of poverty. Now it’s a personal choice. View this image › Getty Images / Joe Raedle / Via gettyimages.com In response to the current measles outbreak, public health officials and the media have struggled to understand who anti-vaccination parents are. Where do they live? (Orange County.) What […]

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Will The “Female Viagra” Ever Get It Up?

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Flibanserin, a drug that revs up women’s sex drives, has been battling for five years to get the FDA’s stamp of approval. Some feminists say flibanserin is a victory for women’s rights, but scientists question whether the drug really works. View this image › Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed News At 45, Amanda Parrish had been […]

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