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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2018, file still image taken from video provided by Imamu Baraka shows a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter's night. Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with the January incident in which the mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only the flimsy gown and socks, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday, March 20. (Imamu Baraka via AP, File)
Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gownFederal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks
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Male Birth Control Pill Is One Step CloserAfter years of intrigue , researchers are celebrating "a major step forward" for the male birth control pill. A month-long clinical trial shows a once-daily male pill is safe and effective at suppressing the hormones needed for sperm production, and has no negative effect on sex drive, according to researchers who...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., center, departs after speaking during an abortion rights rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center lawThe Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a California law that mainly regulates anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers
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FILE - In Dec. 8, 2009 file photo, Newport cigarettes, a Lorillard Inc. brand, are displayed at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny.  The Food and Drug Administration issued a call Tuesday, March 20, 2018, for more information about flavored tobacco products, with the aim of preventing children and young people from getting hooked on nicotine. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavorsFederal health officials taking closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes
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Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in miceObesity can dull the sense of taste and now research in mice suggests the reason is a loss of taste buds
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WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nationsWHO says deadly tainted food outbreak in South Africa now threatens 16 African nations
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They Couldn't Even See a Book. Then Their Eyes Got a 'Patch'A new breakthrough on the stem cell front, and this time it affects the eyes. The Guardian reports that two patients with age-related macular degeneration, one of the most common causes of blindness, got back enough of their vision so they could make out individual faces and once again read;...
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A Palestinian man rides a camel during sunset on the beach of Gaza City, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Donors raise $560 million for Gaza water treatment plantThe EU says international donors have raised $560 million to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look over a helmet he received from Manchester City Fire Chief Daniel Goonan during a visit to the Manchester Central Fire Station in Manchester, N.H., Monday, March 19, 2018. Trump is in New Hampshire to unveil more of his plan to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushersPresident Donald Trump's plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction includes the death penalty for drug traffickers
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talk before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. Lawmakers of both parties have been negotiating over a health insurance stabilization bill for months, and some experts estimate such legislation could reduce premiums by 20 percent to 40 percent, after two years of relentless increases. One of the leading Democratic negotiators, Murray, on March 19, 2018, called the Republican offer “partisan,” adding that it came as a surprise.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Abortion impasse may shut down effort to reduce premiumsAbortion politics could doom effort to stabilize health insurance premiums
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You May Want to Reconsider Using Essential Oils on Young BoysWait a minute before dabbing lavender essential oil on your male child: A new study finds that regular exposure to certain plant-derived oils puts boys at risk of prepubertal gynecomastia—or, as Science Alert bluntly puts it, "man boobs." "Our society deems essential oils as safe," says the developmental biologist...
Newser1 day ago
Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seatIf you're worried about catching a cold or flu on an airplane, try getting a window seat _ and don't leave it until the flight is over
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