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  • When pregnant women get cancer, what happens to their babies?

    When pregnant women get cancer, what happens to their babies?

    A cancer diagnosis is always upsetting, and that’s especially true when the patient is pregnant. A new study may reassure these patients that their babies can turn out fine despite exposure to the disease and the resulting treatments. In their first few years of life, these children scored just...

  • Extinction looms for native bird species on the Hawaiian island of Kauai

    Extinction looms for native bird species on the Hawaiian island of Kauai

    Hawaiian honeycreepers have lived in the islands’ tropical forests for millennia, but the colorful finch-like birds are facing “imminent collapse” on Kauai, experts say. Scientists have observed severe population declines in almost all of the island’s honeycreepers, a famously diverse family of...

  • About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says

    About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says

    Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking. The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an alleged drunk driver who struck and killed...

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