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Gender confirmation surgeries on the rise shows report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons - USA TODAY

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USA TODAY

Gender confirmation surgeries on the rise shows report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons
USA TODAY
Gender confirmation surgeries are on the rise in the United States, according to newly released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There has been an almost 20% increase in gender confirmation surgeries from 2015 to 2016, with more than ...
U.S. Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Percent in 2016, Doctors SayU.S. News & World Report
Gender Confirmation Surgeries Rise 20% in First Ever ReportMarketwired (press release)
Data on transgender surgeries reveals surge in demandDaily Mail

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad - NPR

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad
NPR
When planning a summer trip abroad, it's easy to think, "Oh, I'll just hop over to a travel clinic, and they'll tell me everything I need to know — and do — to keep from getting sick." But that's not always the case. A study published last week in ...

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Patient uses fat stem cells to repair his wrist - CNN

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CNN

Patient uses fat stem cells to repair his wrist
CNN
(CNN) Bill Marlette was a long way from home, but he was willing to take the risk, as there were really no other options. He was tired of the daily pain that made even shaking someone's hand almost unbearable. Marlette lost his arm in an accident when ...

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Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child's First Year - New York Times

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New York Times

Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child's First Year
New York Times
The nation's top pediatricians are advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. In the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised parents to ...
Experts: Don't give babies fruit juice at all in first yearPittsburgh Post-Gazette
AAP: No Fruit Juice for InfantsMedPage Today
AAP supports limits on juice consumption in pediatric diet2 Minute Medicine

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Warmer temperatures bring increased tick exposure - SouthCoastToday.com

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SouthCoastToday.com

Warmer temperatures bring increased tick exposure
SouthCoastToday.com
A mild winter and more sun and warm weather coming to SouthCoast could mean more ticks preying on people and their pets. Dr. Najam Zaidi, an infectious disease specialist at Southcoast Health, noted tick-borne diseases are “common and widespread in ...
Health Dept. issues tick advisory and bite prevention tipsWicked Local Watertown
Ticks of TerrorIndianapolis Star
Possibly record breaking tick season made worse by PowassanTAPinto.net
SFGate -New York Post -The Inquisitr -New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel - CBS News

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:12

CBS News

Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel
CBS News
LONDON -- The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel -- far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal ...
WHO spends more on travel costs than fighting AIDSNew York Post
AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travelPalm Beach Post
WHO spends more on travel than on AIDSPulse Headlines
Blasting News -Palm Camayenne -Chicago Tribune -AP News
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Whatever you do, don't swallow that pool water - Washington Post

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 19:02

Washington Post

Whatever you do, don't swallow that pool water
Washington Post
As warm weather approaches, U.S. health officials are warning that outbreaks of diarrhea caused by swallowing swimming pool water containing parasites have doubled in the past few years. The infections occur when swimmers ingest water contaminated by ...
CDC WARNING: Dangerous parasite could be lurking in public pools, water parksWPXI Pittsburgh
CDC: Don't drink swimming pool water unless you want to get sickNOLA.com
"Crypto" outbreaks in swimming pools on the riseWBTV
CBS Los Angeles -CDC
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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO - Reuters

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:18

Reuters

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO
Reuters
A transmission electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles in this undated handout image released by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fredrick, Maryland. REUTERS/USAMRIID/Handout. KINSHASA A ...
WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola OutbreakVoice of America
Ebola Outbreak Reemerges in Remote CongoCare2.com
Ebola Virus in DR Congo: CDC Not Ready to Issue Travel AdvisoryNewsweek
USA TODAY -Breitbart News -Outbreak News Today -ReliefWeb
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Measles Scare At DC, PG County Hospitals Sends Authorities Scrambling - Patch.com

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:19

Patch.com

Measles Scare At DC, PG County Hospitals Sends Authorities Scrambling
Patch.com
A patient contracted the disease out of country and was confirmed to have the disease Friday, sending authorities on high alert. By Dan Taylor (Patch Staff) - May 21, 2017 1:16 pm ET. Measles Scare At DC, PG County Hospitals Sends Authorities Scrambling.

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Committee Recommends Bill to Help Chronic Pain Patients - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:42

Committee Recommends Bill to Help Chronic Pain Patients
U.S. News & World Report
A legislative committee is supporting a bill to give doctors flexibility in prescribing opioid medication to patients living with chronic and severe pain. | May 21, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Committee ...

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Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives - Washington Post

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:44

Washington Post

Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn. Sepsis is the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time ...
'Rory's Regs' on sepsis require hospital checklists, save livesUSA TODAY
Doctors have resisted guidelines to treat sepsis. New study suggests those guidelines save livesSTAT

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AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel - Times Colonist

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 13:38

Times Colonist

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel
Times Colonist
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2016 file photo, Margaret Chan, left, General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bruce Aylward, right, Executive Director of WHO and Health Emergencies Director-General's Special Representative for the ...

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Why A Surgeon Taught A Non-Doctor To Do Brain Surgery - NPR

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:00

NPR

Why A Surgeon Taught A Non-Doctor To Do Brain Surgery
NPR
Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, a brain surgeon, trained someone who isn't a doctor to do brain surgery. That is the story featured in the new book A Surgeon in the Village by journalist Tony Bartelme. This unlikely turn of events had its origins in 2006, when ...

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AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel - Palm Beach Post

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:49

Palm Beach Post

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel
Palm Beach Post
FILE-- In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan, center, visits the Rungis international market to mark the World Health Day in Rungis, outside Paris, France. WHO routinely spends about $200 million a ...

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AP Exclusive: Strapped UN Health Agency Spends Big on Travel - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:43

U.S. News & World Report

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN Health Agency Spends Big on Travel
U.S. News & World Report
Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel. | May 21, 2017, at 5:33 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. AP Exclusive: Strapped UN ...

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Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage - NPR

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:00

NPR

Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage
NPR
It took an explosion and 13 pounds of iron to usher in the modern era of neuroscience. In 1848, a 25-year-old railroad worker named Phineas Gage was blowing up rocks to clear the way for a new rail line in Cavendish, Vt. He would drill a hole, place an ...

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As fentanyl use spreads, states step up responses - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:02

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As fentanyl use spreads, states step up responses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
FREDERICK, Md. — A billboard on a main highway tallies the number of residents in this mostly rural county who have overdosed on prescription painkillers, heroin and other illicit opioids this year: 96 overdoses, 15 of them fatal. What the sign doesn ...
Amount of fentanyl seized by police doubled from 2015 to 2016ABC15 Arizona
Deadly drug of fentanyl making way into areaCleveland Daily Banner

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Measles Case Reported in DC, Health Officials Warn - NBC4 Washington

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:58

NBC4 Washington

Measles Case Reported in DC, Health Officials Warn
NBC4 Washington
Health officials are warning residents in D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, after someone was hospitalized with measles. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Saturday that the patient contracted measles outside of the ...
Health department investigating potential measles exposuresWBAL Baltimore

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How to protect your family during tick season - ABC News

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 18:07

KOMO News

How to protect your family during tick season
ABC News
As temperatures rise and kids and pets across the U.S. return to playing outdoors, they're more likely than ever to come in contact with ticks -- and in some cases, experts warn, the dangers could be fatal. Last week in Oregon, Amanda Lewis posted a ...
Tick bite temporarily paralyzes Eastern Oregon girlKOMO News

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Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules - BBC News

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:27

BBC News

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules
BBC News
New rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings. The rules, which also end the sale of packets of 10, are designed to deter young people from taking up the habit.
Lawmakers push to raise Massachusetts smoking age to 21wwlp.com

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