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Bee-Sting Therapy Touted by Gwyneth Paltrow Kills WomanIt may not surprise you to learn that Gwyneth Paltrow has sough to treat her ailments—in this case inflammation and scarring—by subjecting herself to the stings of live bees. "It's a thousands-of-year-old treatment," the Goop mastermind told the New York Times in 2016. "It's actually pretty incredible if...
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Police officers guard the entrance to the bishops residence as people gather in front of the building to protest against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's already restrictive abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Protests erupt in Poland over plan to tighten abortion lawThousands of people protested in Warsaw and other cities across Poland on Friday against the conservative government's latest attempt to restrict abortion
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14-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies in ChildbirthParaguay is facing pressure to rewrite its strict abortion laws following the death of a 14-year-old rape victim during childbirth. Complications meant the unnamed teen—whose alleged rapist, 37, is in custody—was hospitalized for 20 days before going into labor. She then experienced a respiratory issue that prompted an...
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Why Brazilian Women Want Sperm From Guys Like ThisWhat came into Brazil in great numbers in 2017: hundreds of tubes of imported US semen, often from donors primed to make "pretty" children—which for many Brazilians means white "biotypes" with light hair and eyes, per the Wall Street Journal . Such imports of overseas sperm have spiked over the...
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There's a War on Opioids. They Are Its Collateral DamageAfter years of having their condition misunderstood, sufferers of chronic pain now find themselves in the position of being, as one patient puts it, collateral in the country's war on drugs. Harper's takes a long look at self-described "pain refugees," who need opioids to do everything from getting their kids...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter speaking to reporters at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Otter on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 quietly signed into law a bill that will require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures may be halted halfway. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortionsIdaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under its latest anti-abortion law
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16-Year-Old on Life Support Walks Around, Eats TacosZei Uwadia is making history at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The 16-year-old has been on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, for more than 120 days, a record—the average patient is on ECMO, a form of life support that pumps blood out of the heart, removes carbon dioxide,...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA receives about 1,000 requests to use experimental drugs for “compassionate use” each year and approves more than 99 percent of them, according to agency figures. The process usually takes about four days, although in emergency cases regulators can grant permission immediately over the phone. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Q&A: The debate over the 'right to try' experimental drugs'Right to try' legislation is popular with politicians, but doctor and patient groups warn it could expose patients to new risks
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Twins Shared a Liver Disease. Why Only One Was SavedMargi Coats knew her son was dying. "I stayed awake holding his hand all night with my heart pounding, waiting for him to take his last breath," she says of 18-year-old Nick's final hours. "It's the most frightening thing in the world for a mother." And also for a twin....
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This undated photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Redfield was named the new director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. (Tracey Brown/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)
Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC directorAn AIDS researcher from Maryland has been selected to run the government's top public health agency
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2016, file photo, a screen displays a patient's vital signs during open heart surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an analysis published Wednesday, March 21, 2018, by the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Study: Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thoughtMedical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Herbert on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 signed a bill allowing women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription for birth control. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacyUtah's governor has signed a bill allowing women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription for birth control
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