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Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Put Women’s Lives at Risk

The proposed change to the Title X family planning program is known as the "Protect Life Rule," which is deeply ironic as the policy shows little regard for the health and lives of the patients who rely on it.
Susan Rinkunas
5.18.18
STDs
STDs

Bill Gates Says Trump Doesn't Know the Difference Between HPV and HIV

"I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other."
Mike Darling
5.18.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

This Is How You ‘Grow’ an Ear on Someone’s Arm

A soldier lost her left ear in a car crash so doctors grew her a new one on her arm.
Jesse Hicks
5.11.18
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abortion

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla
5.7.18
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yikes

How to Avoid the Disease-Carrying Insects That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

The number of reported illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites has more than tripled since 2004.
Carson Kessler
5.4.18
addiction
addiction

New York’s Mayor Finally Releases Safe Injection Report After Months of Delay

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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title x

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

What on Earth Could Someone Learn About Kim Jong-un From His Feces?

The Supreme leader allegedly travels with his own toilet because excrement contains “information about his health status” that "can't be left behind."
Jesse Hicks
4.26.18
periods
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

Expert Panel Says FDA Should Approve the First Marijuana-Based Drug

The medication, called Epidiolex, is used to treat two severe forms of epilepsy in children. The 13-member panel voted unanimously in favor of its approval.
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