Cause Of Polio-Like Illness In Children Continues To Stump Experts Even As Dozens Of More Cases Emerge

“What we do know is that these patients had fever and respiratory symptoms three to 10 days before their limb weakness,” CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier told The Associated Press. “And we know that it’s the season where lots of people have fever and respiratory symptoms. What we need to sort out is what is the …

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Oregon Releases People Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity More Quickly Than Nearly Every Other State

A ProPublica investigation shines a light on Oregon’s unique process of reviewing the cases of defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity. About 35 percent of the people in that category were charged with new crimes within three years of being freed by state officials.

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Local Ties In Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer Makes Case Personal For New Jersey Officials

The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that New Jersey says minimized the risks of opioid addiction in its marketing messages is based in the state. “It is especially troubling that so much of the alleged misconduct took place right here in our own backyard,”said Gurbir Grewal, the New Jersey attorney general, at a news conference announcing …

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Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety

When she was in her early 20s, Nicole Veum says, she made a lot of mistakes. “I was really sad and I didn’t want to feel my feelings,” she said. “I turned to the most natural way I could find to cover that all up and I started using drugs: prescription pills, heroin for a …

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When I Was 12 My Ballet Teacher Told Me to Lose Weight—Now I Teach Body-Positive Dance Classes

  This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. Jessie Diaz has always loved dancing. But she never knew how much she would love inspiring other women to dance until she founded her Curves with Moves dance company. Diaz’s goal for every class she teaches: to get women to …

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This Woman’s Essay Is Going Viral After Her Friends Were Told They Couldn’t Run in Sports Bras—Because It Distracted Football Players

Rowan University is making headlines this week for policies that have been criticized as sexist and outdated: The school’s cross-country team was recently told to move its practices to another location, after female runners on the college’s track were reportedly deemed “distracting” to football players also practicing nearby. Oh, and they were also told they …

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Cancer Is On Cusp Of Overtaking Heart Disease As America’s No. 1 Killer

Scientists are warning that Americans should undergo all recommended cancer screenings and adopt lifestyle prevention practices, such as healthy diet and exercise, which are beneficial in lowering both cancer and heart disease mortality. In other public health news: fecal transplants, a rare polio-like illness, concussions, microbes, contraception, and conversion camps.

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