Science & Health

The Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The medication OK’d Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. The other drug is a daily pill
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June 22, 2019
Nearly 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy.  The World Health Organization reports this neurological disease affects people of all ages in all walks of life.
Millions with epilepsy are reluctant to seek treatment, leading to premature death
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June 22, 2019
An Alaska Airlines flight passes by the rising moon Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Phoenix.
Americans also want NASA to do more research to further our understanding of Earth, the solar system and the universe
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June 20, 2019
FILE - A file mosaic image composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2, 2018, and provided by NASA shows the asteroid Bennu. (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)
Poll released before the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing asked Americans where they'd go if they could blast off into space; half said they'd orbit the Earth
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June 20, 2019
An AR-22 rocket engine is test fired at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Stennis, Miss., July 2, 2018.  The AR-22 engine is designed to power an experimental spacecraft. It's a collaboration between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne.
The General Accounting Office identified $1.8 billion in cost overruns and that the first launch could be delayed until June 2021
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By Reuters
June 19, 2019
In this May 17, 2019 photo, Starr Roden, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6,  in Vernon, Ohio.
Global survey by the British health research charity Wellcome found that about 8 in 10 people, or 79%, agreed that vaccines are safe, and 9 in 10 worldwide say their children have been vaccinated
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June 19, 2019
People coming from Congo have their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda, June 14, 2019.
The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus, and hindering efforts to control the current outbreak in eastern Congo, which has killed more than 1,400 people.
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June 19, 2019