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Searches on Google reflect dark reality for many women

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The battle over abortion rights may be at a turning point. President Trump is expected today to announce his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. The new justice could potentially tip the court against abortion rights as he or she will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who provided a key vote in 1992 to reaffirm Roe v. Wade, …

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A non-alcoholic wine water tastes just like the real deal

Wine Water Ltd.(NEW YORK) — An Israeli company just launched a game-changing beverage that tastes like wine but is non-alcoholic. According to Adi Seifert, chief technology officer of Wine Water Ltd., O.Vine “is a natural beverage that’s actually an infusion of grape skin and seeds that are left over from the win making process.” O.Vine is made from the part …

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Study examines risks of physician burnout

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. MICHAEL MACINTYRE (NEW YORK) — Does your doctor’s mental health and well-being affect the care you receive? A new study says yes — burnout, fatigue and depression may affect major medical errors. Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Burnout — defined as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization …

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Long term consequences with childhood trauma

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. DENISE POWELL, M.D. CANDIDATE (NEW YORK) — Trauma in childhood echoes through generations, according to new research that could have implications for thousands of migrant children recently separated from parents at the U.S. border. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and published today in Pediatrics, finds that traumatic events in childhood …

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Divers came to ‘risk their lives’ to save boys trapped in a Thailand cave

Chiang Rai Public Relations Office(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) — They came from all over the world, willing to risk their lives. The international rescue effort to save a dozen teenage boys and their soccer coach has drawn dozens and dozens of the world’s most elite rescue divers –- 50 from foreign countries and 40 from within Thailand, each all too aware …

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Medical examines to determine shape of boys after 16 days trapped in a dark cave

Chiang Rai Public Relations Office(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) — The four youth soccer players, who were rescued from a cave in Thailand where their coach and eight teammates remain trapped for at least another day, are being evaluated at a hospital for everything from infections to oxygen deprivation and dysentery, medical experts said. The medical examines for the four boys began …

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Trump administration freezes risk-adjustment payments in health care

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration announced on Saturday another potential blow to the Affordable Care Act — the freezing of risk-adjustment payments that help stabilize insurance pools in the marketplace. The news comes in the wake of a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in New Mexico, which said the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment program …

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Search widens in England for source of deadly nerve agent

iStock/Thinkstock(AMESBURY, England) — Wider cordons have been set up around the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England, along with metal barriers protecting hazardous material tents, after a couple was believed to have been poisoned by a nerve agent last Saturday. The man and the woman are both in critical condition and are receiving treatment at Salisbury District Hospital, where former …

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New device aims to help kids born with certain congenital heart defects

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel made headlines last year when he choked up on-air discussing his newborn’s heart condition, thrusting his son’s congenital heart defect into the national spotlight. Meanwhile, doctors on the other side of the country are testing the latest medical advancements to help all children born with the same heart condition, using treatment that’s as …

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Nerve agent Novichock suspected in UK poisonings used for chemical warfare

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, U.K.) — Novichok may sound like a villain from a James Bond movie, but it’s actually a chemical weapon. The nerve agent has been blamed for the almost fatal poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter and, now, a British couple with no known spy connections. What is it? The English translation for the word means “newcomer.” …

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