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No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise – CNN

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US Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19% in 2016, Doctors Say – NBCNews.com

US Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19% in 2016, Doctors Say – NBCNews.com

Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people. But less than 0.5 percent of those procedures involved the genitals, according to the survey of 703 doctors released on Monday […]

WHO Spends More on Travel Than on AIDS, Malaria – NBCNews.com

WHO Spends More on Travel Than on AIDS, Malaria – NBCNews.com

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan spent the night in the top-tier presidential suite at the beach-side Palm Camayenne […]

Scary video shows 3-year-old struggling to stand after partial paralysis from tick bite – Fox 59

LA GRANDE, Ore. — A couple in Oregon recorded the terrifying moments after their daughter experienced partial paralysis from a tick bite. Amanda Lewis described the incident in a Facebook post, saying her 3-year-old daughter Evelyn became fussy after a bath on May 13 and didn’t want to stand up. The following morning, Evelyn was […]

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It’s A Real Syndrome – NPR

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It’s A Real Syndrome – NPR

If you’ve ever noticed an itchy or tingly sensation in your mouth after biting into a raw apple, carrot, banana or any of the fruits and veggies listed here, read on. People who are allergic to pollen are accustomed to runny eyes and sniffles this time of year. But some seasonal allergy sufferers have it […]

Five hospitalized after eating gas station nacho cheese – KHOU

Five hospitalized after eating gas station nacho cheese – KHOU

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

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

Cabinet-card portrait of brain-injury survivor Phineas Gage (1823–1860), shown holding the tamping iron which injured him. Wikimedia 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 […]

Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds – ABC News

Mosquito bites aren’t just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published today in the Nature Communications journal reports that mosquitoes might be even more adept at spreading disease than previously thought. The […]

‘Kissing bug’ disease more deadly than thought – CNN

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

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

Dr. Dilan Ellegala, left, supervises Dr. Emmanuel Nuwas of Tanzania as he inserts a shunt in a baby with hydrocephalus. Ellegala has played a key role in training local doctors, as described in the new book A Surgeon in the Village. Early on, he trained a hospital staffer who wasn’t a doctor to do brain […]

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