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Jefferson City group to propose raising legal age to buy tobacco to 21

A Jefferson City group is trying to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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CDC

First U.S. Zika death reported in Puerto Rico

A 70-year-old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced Friday. This is the first time in the United States or territories...

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Courtesy Millie Thomas

Song helps autistic boy, mom cope with medical mystery

One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them.

Bryn, n...

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South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms

The Rio Olympics are less than 100 days away and it seems South Korean athletes are taking no chances when it comes to the threat of contracting the Zika virus.

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Teen pregnancy rates plummet, CDC says

The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at a low not seen since the early 1900s, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Prescription for Overdose

Special Report: Prescription for Overdose

Opioids, or certain medications designed to relieve pain, are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half a million people died from prescription drug overdose in 2014. More than 40 people die each day from opioid overdose.

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Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA

The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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NASA

NASA maps Zika's potential spread in the US

NASA scientists have created a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the deadliest animal on the planet, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say.

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Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to know

Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say.

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CNN

China gets into genetic breakthrough business

The future of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China.

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