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Europe is at the center of the monkeypox outbreak — and it must act quickly to prevent the virus from becoming established, the WHO says. Here, a medical laboratory technician works with suspected monkeypox samples to be tested at La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, last month. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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How to get rid of medical debt — or avoid it in the first place

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The new rules will help people get upfront cost estimates for about 500 so-called "shoppable" services, meaning medical care they can schedule ahead of time. DNY59/Getty Images hide caption

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A nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine in the Staten Island borough of New York on April 8, 2021. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended that COVID booster shots be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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A woodcut from the 15th century depicts a scene from the Black Death plague, which killed an estimated 50 million people in Europe and the Mediterranean between 1346 and 1353. Scientists say they may have found the origin of this deadly disease. Pictures from History/Universal Images Group /Getty Images hide caption

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This mosquito spreads dengue, Zika and yellow fever too. Could these diseases make a human emit an odor that draws the insect in to take a bite? Joao Paulo Burini/Getty Images hide caption

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Why mosquitoes might find you irresistible. Hint: A viral lure

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A sign marks the facade of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. on May 5. A group of senators are asking the DOJ why the agency has failed to file reports on the federal government's compliance with website accessibility standards. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Kathaleen Pittman, administrator at Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, watches local TV news discussing a temporary restraining order the clinic won on Monday against Louisiana's abortion bans. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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After a reprieve, a Louisiana clinic resumes abortions for anxious patients

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The science isn't entirely settled on whether a rapid antigen test indicates whether a person is still contagious. Massimiliano Finzi/Getty Images hide caption

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Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., stopped providing emergency contraceptives due to the state's abortion ban, then reversed course. Carlos Moreno/KCUR hide caption

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One doctor's experience in a mid-flight emergency opens questions about medical kits

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