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Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego

California’s hepatitis A outbreak has claimed 19 lives in San Diego, and 500 cases have been confirmed, as of Tuesday. On Friday, California’s governor declared a state of emergency. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Opioid deaths down in Colorado after marijuana legalized

Opioid overdose deaths have fallen 6.5 percent in Colorado in the last two years, since stores there were able to start legally selling recreational marijuana, according to a new study. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

How Much Do You Know About History’s Sketchiest Medical Treatments?

Featuring leeches, pelvic douches, and creative hemorrhoid cures! But do you know about all the wacky shit doctors did through the ages in the name of advancing science (and, of course, their money and reps)? Well, now’s your chance to test your knowledge of all the weird and ill-advised remedies, tools, and theories actual doctors of yesteryear tried in their practice of medicine. The information in this quiz is taken from Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways To Cure Everything by... 

Who Is Larry Nassar, the Former USA Gymnastics Doctor McKayla Maroney Accused of Sexual Abuse?

U.S. Olympic gold medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney said Wednesday that she was sexually abused for years by Larry Nassar, the former national team doctor for USA Gymnastics. Maroney, now 21, said the abuse began when she was 13 and continued until she left the sport in 2016. With her public tweet, Maroney has become the latest and most prominent of the hundreds of people who have accused Nassar of sexual abuse and other crimes. #MeToo — mckayla (@McKaylaMaroney)... 

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Intermittent fasting can cause weight loss in just weeks 

Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario found mice who are fed a normal diet for two days followed by 24 hours without food shed a substantial amount of weight in just six weeks. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

It May Be Risky for Men to Receive Blood Donations From Women Who Have Been Pregnant

Men and women are biologically different, and that may apply to their blood as well — at least for women who have been pregnant. In a study published in JAMA, researchers from the Netherlands studied more than 31,000 people who received blood transfusions at six Dutch hospitals from 2005 to 2015. They tracked whether the recipients had received blood from male donors, female donors who had never been pregnant, or female donors who had been pregnant. The researchers then analyzed death rates... 

Labour backs a public inquiry into vaginal mesh implants

Labour’s backing comes as MPs prepare to discuss the impact of mesh implants in a debate taking place in Westminster Hall, London, at 9.30am today. Labour is calling for the procedure to be stopped immediately. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

The Latest Obamacare Fight Centers on Insurance Subsidies. Here’s What They Are and How They Will Affect Your Costs

Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies remained in the crosshairs on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump withdrew his prior support for a bipartisan deal proposed by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to continue them. I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’Care. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017 This latest battle began last Thursday, when the Trump... 

The pill should be taken every day without breaks

Continuous use is the ’21st century way to take the pill’, according to Professor John Guillebaud from University College London. It may also reduce emergency contraception use. Powered by WPeMatico  More →
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