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New York City Will Open Four Safe Injection Sites and Call Them Overdose Prevention Centers

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to open four facilities meant help to prevent overdose deaths following criticism from activists for delaying the report.
Jesse Hicks
5.3.18
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Three Groups Are Suing Trump for Dramatically Changing a Family Planning Program

The lawsuits allege that Trump changed the intent of the Title X family planning program from offering effective contraception to prioritizing abstinence and natural family planning, and did so outside of the proper channels.
Susan Rinkunas
5.2.18
POOP
POOP

Kim Jong-un Travels With His Own Toilet to Protect His Feces

"The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
Jesse Hicks
4.26.18
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periods

Organic Cotton Tampons Don't Protect You From Toxic Shock Syndrome

A new study challenges the idea that cotton tampons and menstrual cups are less risky than traditional tampons when it comes to TSS.
Susan Rinkunas
4.26.18
Transplants
Transplants

This Is How a Wounded Veteran Got a Penis Transplant

The man lost his genitals and both legs above the knee when a bomb exploded in Afghanistan.
Susan Rinkunas
4.23.18
Cannabis
Cannabis

The FDA Approved the First Marijuana-Based Drug

The medication, called Epidiolex, is used to treat two severe forms of epilepsy in children.
Jesse Hicks
4.19.18
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vaping

Teens May Not Know That All JUUL Vapes Contain Addictive Nicotine

That's according to a new survey of young people who said they use the devices.
Troy Farah
4.18.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

Nurse Places Fifth in Boston Marathon, Works 10-Hour Shift the Next Day

31-year-old Jessica Chichester drove back to NYC last night.
AC Shilton
4.17.18
Race
Race

Statue Celebrating Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves Moved From Central Park

J. Marion Sims, lauded as the “father of modern gynecology,” experimented on female slaves without consent or anesthesia.
Rajul Punjabi
4.17.18
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relatable

Boston Marathon Runner-up Will Use Prize Money to Pay Off Her Student Loans

Sarah Sellers is a registered nurse anesthetist who just won $75,000.
Susan Rinkunas
4.17.18
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recalls

Romaine Lettuce and Eggs Are the Latest Foods Getting Recalled [Updated]

They're linked to outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella in multiple states.
Jesse Hicks
4.16.18
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Breastmilk?

One of the first studies in 35 years took a look.
Jesse Hicks
4.13.18