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More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease. […]
The federal Indian Health Service’s report shows that the number of HIV cases among Navajo have increased 20 percent since 2011. Combating the issue is especially difficult in a close-knit society where sex is rarely discussed. […]