Science & Health

FILE - This April 14, 2019 file photo shows a western meadowlark in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. According to a study released on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter…
Habitat destruction and pesticides cited as major causes
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:39
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless speak with reporters after a meeting about vaping with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington.
There are 530 confirmed or suspected cases and seven deaths so far
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:56
Young indigenous leader Mirim Ju Yan Guarani speaks at an Environmentalist Parliamentary Front meeting as part of the "global climate strike" weeklong events, in the lower house of the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 18,…
Protests, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, are planned in 150 countries
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:23
FILE - A woman sits beside her sick child in the pediatric ward at the general hospital in Man, western Ivory Coast, July 4, 2013.
A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds somewhere in the world, mostly of preventable causes, UN data shows
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:11
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a gathering of the House Democratic Caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Sept. 10, 2019.
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House speaker would empower Medicare to negotiate prices for the 250 costliest drugs, including insulin and pharmaceutical companies that refuse to negotiate could face steep penalties
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:00
FILE - Vehicles make their way west on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Dec. 10, 2015.
Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing California's authority to issue stricter vehicle efficiency rules than the federal government
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:30
Flavored vaping solutions are shown in a window display at a vape and smoke shop, Monday Sept. 16, 2019, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns of…
Development follows US outbreak that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:33