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Here's What the GOP Bill Does to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:59 GMT

Maternity care. Mental health. Dentist visits for kids. States trying to save money health insurance are likely to ask to cut these and other services if the latest version of the GOP's health reform bill passes, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.A sign identifies the offices of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 25: A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Trumpcare - Fake Healthcare" during a health care rally at Thomas Paine Plaza on February 25, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rallies are being held across the country in support of the Affordable Health Care Act. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)


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Health Care Bill Impact on Premiums, Uninsured, Pre-existing Conditions

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:18:39 GMT

The GOP health care bill would insure 23 million fewer people than current law after a decade, while potentially impacting many with pre-existing conditions, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.The House of Representatives narrowly voted to repeal Obamacare earlier this month.


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Vermonters Turn Their Backs on Vaccine 'Debate'

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:14:13 GMT

When petitions and arguments failed to stop a meeting of vaccine skeptics, residents avoided confrontation. Instead, they held a bake sale.A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in BostonNew England artist Karen Hallion created a flyer to support a pro-vaccine bake sale held by residents of Stowe, Vermont, on May 20, 2017.The "cupcake protest" bake sale in Stowe, Vermont.An attendee holds a sign at a "cupcake protest" in support of vaccination in Stowe, Vermont on May 20, 2017


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Girl Pulled Into Water by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:01:00 GMT

The little Canadian girl who was dragged into the water by a sea lion over the weekend is being treated for a related infection, the Vancouver Aquarium said on Wednesday.A sea lion attacked and dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Richmond B.C. Canada. The girl was rescued and uninjured.A sea lion attacked and dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Richmond B.C. Canada. The girl was rescued and uninjured.


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Marijuana Extract Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:41:11 GMT

A compound taken from marijuana greatly helped some children with a severe and often deadly form of epilepsy, doctors reported.In this undated family photo, Jack Ziolkowski, age 13, smiles as he stands with his brother, Quinn, in Stamford. Epilepsy Cannabis TreatmentA GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex bottle, a medicine made from marijuana, but without TCH. A study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the medicine cut seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy, which strengthens the case for more research into marijuana's possible health benefits.In this undated photo, Jack Ziolkowski, age 13, stands with his brother, Quinn. Jack's seizures stopped after he began taking CBO, a cannabis compound.


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Gene Study Shows Zika's Stealthy Spread

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:44:00 GMT

The Zika virus was spreading in Brazil for as long as a year before anyone noticed, and for weeks and months in places such as Miami, studies show.A Miami-Dade County mosquito control worker sprays around a school in the Wynwood area of Miami on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.The team studied the spread of the Zika virus (left; courtesy NIAID) among affected regions in South and Central America and the Caribbean (right, in red).By analyzing genomes generated as part of the study, researchers confirmed that the Zika virus was present in affected countries well before the first confirmed cases were detected.


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Drink Less, Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:33:00 GMT

The study also found a strong link between obesity, alcohol consumption and breast cancer.A young woman drinking some red wine


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Meditation May Have a Dark Side, New Study Says

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:50:00 GMT

Contrary to popular belief, a new study says meditation can result in distressing and potentially impairing experiences.Meditation and mindfulness could have beneficial effects on the brain.


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Ariana Grande Fans Suffered 'Same Injuries' as Kids in Syria: Surgeon

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:22:37 GMT

British Dr. Mounir Hakimi is all too familiar with innocent children being killed by bombs. He just never thought it would happen so close to home.Dr. Mounir HakimiDr. Mounir HakimiMessages and floral tributes are seen in Manchester's Albert Square on Tuesday.


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Ethiopian Wins Race to Head WHO

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:57:13 GMT

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the WHO Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the giant agency.New World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, waves after his election during the World Health Assembly Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia, newly elected as Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), smiles after his election during the 70th World Health Assembly


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Women Not Getting Zika Followup, Expert Says

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Only about a quarter of babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant are getting the recommended follow-up, an expert warned.Grandmother Maria Jose holds her twin granddaughters Heloisa and Heloa Barbosa, both born with microcephaly, outside of their house as they celebrate the twins' birthday. Grandmother Maria Jose holds her twin granddaughters Heloisa and Heloa Barbosa, both born with microcephaly, outside of their house as they celebrate the twins' birthday


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See the States That Trump's Budget Would Hit the Hardest

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT

Trump's budget will overhaul many of the country's social safety-net programs — ones more commonly used in Republican-leaning states.A map showing what percentage of a state's population is enrolled in the food stamp program.


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From 10 to 375 Cases in Two Weeks: Students Get 'F' for Flu Shots

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:10 GMT

It started with 10 students — but within two weeks at The College at Brockport, 375 had the flu, the biggest outbreak in decades.A South Arkansas Community College practical nursing student delivers a flu shot during the Arkansas Department of Health's mass flu clinic in 2013."We have it [the flu shot] available, but unless you grab them by the collar and give it to them, they don’t do it."


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Transgender Woman Defends Man Who Botched 'Back-Alley Surgery'

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT

A transgender woman who had her testicles removed without a doctor said she had tried to get surgery "through legitimate routes" without success.James Lowell Pennington was arrested May 18, 2017, on suspicion of first-degree assault causing serious bodily injury for using an Army medical kit to castrate a transgender woman without a medical license in a 90-minute procedure performed at the woman's apartment.James Lowell Pennington was arrested May 18, 2017, on suspicion of first-degree assault causing serious bodily injury for using an Army medical kit to castrate a transgender woman without a medical license.Dr. Marci Bowers performs the transgender operation on a patient at Mount San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado on June 6, 2007.


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Botulism Confirmed in Nacho Cheese Outbreak

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:15:00 GMT

California officials said botulism killed one man and sickened nine others who ate nacho cheese from a service station.Nachos and cheeseNachos and cheese


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Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Head

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:47:32 GMT

A group of conservative members of Congress urged President Trump to fire NIH director Francis Collins because of his support for stem cell research.Stem Cell Research.Experimenting with cells in petri dish by adding fluid from a pipette, used in therapeutic cloning, microbiology, genetic engineering and pharmaceutical research.Stem Cell Research.Experimenting with cells in petri dish by adding fluid from a pipette, used in therapeutic cloning, microbiology, genetic engineering and pharmaceutical research.


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Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:37:00 GMT

More genes for intelligence have been found, but don't expect designer smart babies or DNA tests for big brains.Brain activityBrain activity


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Babies Don't Need Juice, Pediatricians Say

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:02:00 GMT

Babies do not need fruit juice and older kids need to watch it, pediatricians said Monday.Orange juice


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US Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19% in 2016: Doctors

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:49:00 GMT

Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said.


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WHO Spends More on Travel Than on AIDS

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:46:04 GMT

The WHO spends more on travel than it does on AIDS or malaria. Is that OK?China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization arrives prior the opening of the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on May 22, 2017.Margaret Chan after her last speech as World Health Organization Director-General during the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 22, 2017.The five-star Palm Camayenne Hotel in Conakry, Guinea, on May 20, 2017. On a recent trip to Guinea where Margaret Chan, General Director of the World Health Organization, praised health workers in West Africa for triumphing over Ebola, she stayed in the presidential suite at the Palm Camayenne hotel in Conakry, which has an advertised price of 900 euros a night.


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U.S. Doctor Dies Near Mount Everest's Summit

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:30:18 GMT

It was a deadly weekend on the world's highest mountain.



Blast Rocks Hospital on Anniversary of Thai Coup; 25 Hurt

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:41:00 GMT

It was not clear whether the explosion was connected to the anniversary of the 2014 military coup that overthrew a democratically elected government.Authorities inspect the scene of a bomb blast at Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22, 2017.Authorities inspect the scene of a bomb blast at Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday.


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Study: ADHD Symptoms Are Going Untreated in Black Youth

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:08:39 GMT

Researchers found black youth with ADHD are more likely to go off of their medication and less likely to have adequate follow-up than whites.A globe sits in an elementary school classroom.ClassroomChildren play with a sprinkler at a playground in the Park Slope section of the Brooklyn borough of New York on July 7. Students walk to board a school bus in Manhattan's East Village on January 15, 2013 in New York City. Drivers of the city's school buses are set to go on strike tomorrow after negotiations with Mayor Michael Bloomberg failed to reach an agreement; over 150,000 children will need to find an alternate method of transportation to school.


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Poop in Pools: Outbreaks of Parasite on Rise

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:27:10 GMT

There's a nasty poop-borne parasite in public pools.Kids sitting at the side of a swimming pool.Outbreaks of a parasitic infection called cryptosporidium have doubled since 2014.


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The House May Need to Vote on Health Care (Again!)

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:36:00 GMT

House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act earlier this month, but there's still a chance they might have to vote on it again before the Senate can take it up.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to the press about President Donald Trump, James Comey and Russia investigations after a closed meeting of the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill on May 17.


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