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  • There's another type of rural/urban divide in America: Teens having babies

    There's another type of rural/urban divide in America: Teens having babies

    The teen birth rate in America’s small towns is 63% higher than in its biggest cities, a new government report reveals. In 2015, there were 18.9 births for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 19 living in counties with large urban areas, according to a report published Wednesday by the...

  • What police can learn about you from the skin chemicals on your cell phone

    What police can learn about you from the skin chemicals on your cell phone

    Police might one day be able to size up the habits and lifestyles of crime victims and suspects by analyzing the skin chemicals they leave behind when they touch their cellphones. In a proof-of-concept study released Monday, UC San Diego researchers recovered and processed enough of these chemicals...

  • Undetected Ebola infections suggest the disease spread more widely than thought

    Undetected Ebola infections suggest the disease spread more widely than thought

    As many as 25% of those infected with the Ebola virus during the recent four-year outbreak in West Africa may have experienced few if any symptoms and lived on without ill effects, new research suggests. Indeed, the immune systems of these people — the telltale sign of their infection — would allow...

  • Statins' expanding reach falls short among women, minorities

    Statins' expanding reach falls short among women, minorities

    Use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications in the United States rocketed upward 80% in the decade between 2002 and 2013. But new research suggests that the drugs shown to prevent heart attacks and strokes remain underused, especially among women, ethnic minorities and the uninsured.  Close...

  • Experimental Zika vaccine looks promising in animal tests

    Experimental Zika vaccine looks promising in animal tests

    An experimental vaccine has been shown to provide protection against the Zika virus in mice, and to mobilize an immune response against Zika in monkeys. The genetically engineered vaccine candidate includes genes that teach the immune system to recognize Zika by showing it several of the virus’ surface...

  • This boy could be one of the world's last victims of polio

    This boy could be one of the world's last victims of polio

    Khaksar’s family knew something was wrong when his fever didn’t break. The 12-month-old wailed uncontrollably, tears streaming from his big brown eyes. His father visited a doctor in their lush, battle-scarred valley in eastern Afghanistan. But the pills he brought home did nothing. After a week,...

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