But sometimes not knowing what lies down the road can also mean there’s hope

Take a tour of chemist Lawrence Principe’s lab at Johns Hopkins University.

It was the sickest he’d ever been, and perhaps getting a vaccine saved him.

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Giraffes can’t afford to sleep for long, Smithsonian Earth series says.

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Research has found it can increase the risk of depression and possibly even dementia.

“Dementia Friends” wants to dispel the stigma associated with the condition.

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Sports, car accidents and falls are the main culprits.

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Aches, fever, fatigue are not just from the virus, but also from how the body defends itself.

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A NASA scientist wrote back: “I trust that if you continue to do well in school we will see you at NASA one of these days.”

The New York Botanical Garden explores “Wild Medicine in the Tropics.”

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The latest federal report shows that at least 84 children have died of influenza since October.

Don't panic: The chance of a collision is just 6 percent.

Once nearly endangered, the California sea lion population is booming — for now, anyway.

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Measures to let police or family members ask a judge to block someone’s access to firearms have been proposed in 18 other states.

A particular incident in May involved “threatening” and “vulgar” language, the agency said Thursday in justifying Pruitt's costly travel.

The vaccine is the least effective — 25 percent — against the predominant strain. But in children under 9, it reduces the risk of getting very sick by more than half.

Lawmakers says the distributors shipped a massive amount of pills to a rural West Virginia pharmacy over eight years.

Planned Parenthood, Democracy Forward and Public Citizen argue HHS has no authority to terminate the contracts and call its decision “arbitrary and capricious.”

The number of orangutans killed by humans had been underestimated, authors of a new report said.

The National Center for Health Statistics broke out mortality rates for the five leading causes of infant death and compared rural counties to other areas.

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Christine Sylvest, who now works in Maryland, for three years attended the Parkland, Fla., high school where a shooting attack left 17 people dead last week. She says the tragedy affects the entire community.

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Hospitals increasingly team up with lending institutions to offer low- or no-interest loans to patients to make sure their bills get paid. But critics say the complexity of hospital pricing means consumers should be cautious.

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The policy change is expected to entice younger and healthier people from the general insurance pool by allowing a range of lower-cost options that don’t include all the benefits required by the federal health law.

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A multistate nursing agreement allows nurses to work in numerous states without the hassle and expense of obtaining licenses in each one. More than half of states have signed onto an upgraded version of the agreement — but not California.

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