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There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was "avoidable" and he called measles vaccines "among the most extensively studied medical products we have.
In her new book Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.
The bill removes the personal belief exemption from required childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. Seventeen states allow exemptions based on philosophical objections.
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe combined immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.
This year, the U.S. has confirmed 550 measles cases so far.
A study finds that about 7 percent of all teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by a romantic partner. The majority of victims were teen girls.
The 5 recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.
For some kids with anxiety disorders, a new study suggests the best treatment might be teaching their parents new parenting skills.
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with baby sleep consultant and author Alexis Dubief about the recall of Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleepers, which have had a devoted following among parents.
The Adelanto ICE Processing Center houses nearly 2,000 people in California. Federal, state and watchdog reviews say the Florida-based firm that runs Adelanto fails to provide adequate health care.
At the largest refugee camp in the world, Rohingya refugees and aid agencies face numerous challenges. Now they're also dealing with an outbreak of chickenpox.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with toy maker Fisher-Price are warning parents about using the "Rock 'n Play" infant rocker which has been linked to at least 10 infant deaths.
Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleeper has been linked to 32 infant deaths. Now the consumer safety agency is considering asking the company to recall the product.
We cannot allow this dangerous disease to make a comeback here in New York City. We have to stop it now," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, announcing an order that calls for mandatory vaccinations.
As recent arrivals to the U.S. are released from detention with health problems ranging from diarrhea to gaping wounds, doctors who are trying to help, with little federal support, feel the strain.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nashville Tennessean reporter Brett Kelman about why Tennessee's health insurance programs dropped more than 100,000 low-income children from the rolls over two years.
The suit, filed on behalf of six states and the District of Columbia, says the weakened federal nutrition standards for school meals are putting kids at greater risk of health problems linked to diet.