Viewpoints: Put Alzheimer’s Funding On Par With AIDS Or Cancer Research; Take Care Of Children On The Border

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Opinion pages look at these and other health issues.

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Perspectives: Stop China From Spreading Fentanyl Into The U.S.

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Editorial pages focus on the opioid epidemic and other drug-related issues.

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State Highlights: States May Require Schools To Add Mental Health Education To Curriculum; Iowa To Allow Patients To Sue Surgeons Over Inexperience

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Media outlets report on news from New York, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Florida and Illinois.

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Texas Heart Transplant Center Reopens For Business Following Internal Review Of Deaths

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Among other changes the Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced a reorganization of its heart transplant team. Other changes include refining how patients are selected for the program and reorganizing the multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

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California Seeks To Clear Coffee Of Cancer Risk Warnings Despite Presence Of Dangerous Chemical

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

If approved, the proposed regulation could be a win for the coffee industry, which lost an 8-year-old lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court over a law that could require warnings be placed on all packaged coffee sold in the state.

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Appeals Court Puts California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Temporarily Back In Effect

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

The law had been declared unconstitutional by a judge last month because it was voted on during a special session. The state appeals court has issued a stay.

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Ultrasonic Signals Are Everywhere, But U.S. Diplomats’ Mysterious Illness Has Experts Reevaluating Their Side Effects

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

“We have turned very rapidly into a kind of Wild West of ultrasonic devices, vastly outstripping any kind of evidence-based guidelines for their use,” said Timothy Leighton, an authority on ultrasonic devices. In other public health news: abortion, suicide, salmonella, educational toys and more.

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Father’s Day Shines Spotlight On Chronic Public Health Issue In U.S.

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Advocates say that fatherlessness can be one of "the greatest trauma that young people face," and that its negative health impact on children needs to be taken seriously.

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A Few Missed Doses Of Testosterone End In Happy Accident For Transgender Man

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Trans men have conceived on purpose, but Tanner isn’t one of them. He didn’t suspect he was pregnant until the morning sickness hit. It was a shock, but he and his partner said that from the start, there was no doubt that they wanted the baby.

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Like Facebook But For Extended Family: How Genetic Testing Companies Are Turning Into Social Network Sites

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Many sites have internal messaging systems that allow people to connect with third and fourth cousins, aunts and uncles many times removed, and others that have distant familial connections to the user.

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