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The Epidemiologist Who Crushed The Glass Ceiling And Media Stupidity

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A baby born with microcephaly in Brazil is examined by a neurologist. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Zika Is Linked To Microcephaly, Health Agencies Confirm

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When it comes to chronic pain relief, the CDC is asking doctors and patients to think about alternatives to opioids. Robin Nelson/Zumapress.com/Corbis hide caption

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CDC Has Advice For Primary Care Doctors About Opioids

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A trader works earlier this month alongside the New York Stock Exchange post where shares of Lumber Liquidators are traded. The company's stock price has been falling ever since a 60 Minutes report on the cancer risk from some of its floor products. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Mylene Helena Ferraira of Recife, Brazil, carries her 5-month-old son, David Henrique Ferreira, who was born with microcephaly. She's returning home after a medical visit. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Arrives In Brazil To Investigate Zika Outbreak

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Fred Muzaya, a 26-year-old Ugandan who has AIDS, prepares for a spinal tap to relieve the pressure in his skull, brought on by the fungal disease cryptococcal meningitis. Patrick Adams hide caption

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U.S. Health Agencies Intensify Fight Against Zika Virus

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Extra-high amounts of sodium can be hidden in savory snacks like popcorn served at movie theaters and other concession stands. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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While serving in Congress, Jay Dickey sponsored legislation that effectively restricts spending for research on firearms deaths. Spencer Tirey/AP hide caption

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Congress Still Limits Health Research On Gun Violence

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Ioanna Mattke holds Raven, one of six hens that her family owns. The Mattkes have raised Raven since she was a day old. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chicken Owners Brood Over CDC Advice Not To Kiss, Cuddle Birds

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Stacy Emminger holds the death certificate for her son, Anthony, who was addicted to heroin. His death was marked as a multidrug toxicity in Pennsylvania. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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States Lack Accurate Statistics On Widespread Heroin Use

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Secretary of State John Kerry and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma signed an agreement Monday to establish the first Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa. The U.S. will provide technical advice and a few staff for the agency. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Truvada can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection when taken as a preventative medicine — if taken every day. Studies are underway to determine if young people are likely to take the pill consistently. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Would A Pill To Protect Teens From HIV Make Them Feel Invincible?

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Stringy particles of Ebola virus (blue) bud from a chronically infected cell (yellow-green) in this colorized, scanning electron micrograph. NIAID/Science Source hide caption

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