A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed many others to the highly contagious disease, Boston health officials said Thursday.

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An increase in the minimum wage could help prevent thousands of suicides every year among workers with a high school degree or less, especially during times when unemployment rates are higher.

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Vaping-related lung injuries have caused 57 confirmed deaths in 27 states and the District of Columbia, including the youngest victim yet at 15 years old, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

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Jennifer Gobrecht always knew she would be a mother someday, but her birth experience was one she couldn't have imagined.

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Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has said.

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A mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists.

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A preliminary study found the loss of one night's sleep in healthy young men increased the levels of tau protein in their blood compared to getting a complete night of uninterrupted sleep.

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Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests.

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Seattle Public Schools sent home fewer than 100 students who arrived for class on Wednesday without complete immunization records.

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It's a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we're stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more.

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As electric scooters become increasingly ubiquitous in cities, so are scooter-related injuries, one study reports.

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The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that's likely an undercount, the researchers said.

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Recent high-profile court cases have raised concerns that women who use talc-based powder around their genital area may be at a risk for ovarian cancer, but a new study says that might not be the case.

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Vacation is the time you may want to think about bedbugs. Edgar Treiguts reports.

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Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream.

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