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Doctors and patients haven't typically discussed how much medical care costs. But medical schools say that should change and are teaching future doctors how to broach the tricky subject.

Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen is working to put the anti-overdose medication naloxone into the hands of as many heroin users as possible. But the price of the antidote has nearly doubled.

Denmark has been trying to dissuade refugees from entering its borders. But an estimated 3,000 have crossed into the country since Sunday, and some Danes are helping them make their way to Sweden.

McDonald's USA says that within 10 years, it will buy all of its eggs from chickens that have some freedom to roam. It's another signal that the egg industry is abandoning traditional cages.

Deep inside a rocky chamber, reached by a narrow crevice, researchers found more than 1,500 fossilized bones of what may be the gravesite of a creature never before identified by science.

Soon, Pope Francis will canonize 18th-century Spanish priest Junipero Serra. But descendants of the Mission Indians he converted in California say there's more to the story.

Sound gets into our brains and processed so quickly that it shapes all other perceptions, says neuroscientist Seth Horowitz. "You hear anywhere from 20 to 100 times faster than you see."

If a venomous snake bites you in Africa, you're likely to survive when you're near a hospital. That might not be the case next year.

Many people spend summertime in the great outdoors, enjoying simpler living. Reporter Fred Mogul took his city dog to a farm in Pennsylvania to see if she might enjoy exploring her shepherding roots.

Fatal overdoses are rising among an estimated 19,000 people who use heroin in Baltimore. To curb deaths, the city's health commissioner aims to make an antidote widely available to drug users.

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