Health

February 06, 2018 - 10:02 am
BEKARREDAR, Ethiopia (AP) — The 25-year-old Kedija had her external genitalia removed and her vagina sewn up when she was just seven days old. She has faced a lifetime of pain. "I was unable to hold my urine for long," she told The Associated Press. "I isolated myself from socializing because of...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:06 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official said Tuesday. Sushil Choudhury, the official, said police were looking for Rajendra...
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February 06, 2018 - 12:00 am
Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say Administration calls family planning program 'important' British officials condemn Trump remarks on UK health care Not just boy and girl; more teens identify as transgender $300M health care system cost to protect religious rights Female...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:45 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Graduate dental school students and a top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took a selfie with two severed heads used for medical research at a training workshop at Yale University last year — an episode Yale officials called "disturbing" and "inexcusable." The...
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Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights, is interviewed, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the office of Health and Human Services in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 05, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate. More than 40 complaints have been filed...
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FIlE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. It’s beginning to look like Congress’ election-year battle over immigration could end up in stalemate or a narrowly focused bill. The kind of broader measure that Trump has proposed is running into trouble. The reasons: Deep gaps between the two parties, internal divisions particularly among Republicans and political incentives that might leave each side content with a minimal compromise or even nothing at all.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 05, 2018 - 11:35 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials reacted angrily Monday to President Donald Trump's stark criticism of the U.K. health care system, which he said was breaking down. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he is proud of the National Health Service and rejected Trump's claim that it's collapsing. The "NHS...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Human Rights Watch shows Laurel Cline during a visit to her mother Lenora, who has Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home in Whittier, Calif. Laurel says her mother, during stays at three different nursing homes in recent years, was sometimes left neglected for hours at a time in her wheelchair after being given antipsychotics. "Instead of seeing what's wrong with her, they just want to drug her up," said Cline. (Ed Kashi/Human Rights Watch via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and want the pressure to intensify. According to...
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Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Rolando Enrique Domingo, right, gestures besides Philippine General Hospital Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, during a press conference at the Department of Health office in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Philippine health officials say an investigation has shown that at least 3 of 14 reported deaths of children injected with the anti-dengue vaccine supplied by French-based Sanofi Pasteur may have "causal association" to the inoculation, including two possible cases of "vaccine failure." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 05, 2018 - 4:50 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Sanofi Pasteur official said Monday that the French drugmaker couldn't comply with the Philippines' request for a refund of dengue vaccines injected on hundreds of thousands of children because it would imply that the drug is ineffective. Thomas Triomphe, Sanofi Pasteur...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Elliott Kunerth, 17, a transgender male high school student in Mankato, hugs his girlfriend, Kelsi Pettit, 17, after the Minnesota State High School League board voted to pass the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities Policy in Brooklyn Park, Minn. A study released Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of nearly 81,000 Minnesota teens, suggests that far more U.S. teens are transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only possible genders. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 1:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated...
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February 05, 2018 - 12:00 am
British officials condemn Trump remarks on UK health care Not just boy and girl; more teens identify as transgender $300M health system cost to comply with religious rights New report details misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes APNewsBreak: Dental students took selfie with severed heads...
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