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Amazon Stopped Selling Books Promoting Conversion Therapy, And Some People Are Mad

Jul 22, 2019 , Forbes
"Now the pitchfork and torch-wielding witch-hunt has come for our freedom to obtain and read books others believe are offensive," wrote one conservative critic of Amazon's decision. "How long until the most widely read book in the world is banned because it takes a dim view of...
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CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak

Jul 20, 2019 , Reuters
Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday....
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What Role Do Seizures Play In Alzheimer’s? Perhaps They Were Once Overlooked, But Now Researchers Say They Might Cause Dementia

Jul 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Several unpublished studies getting attention at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference this week point to new research on people who have gone on to develop Alzheimer's after having seizures. News on the disease also looks at how exercise might help and potential links to...
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Dangerous Heat Wave In Midwest, Along East Coast Prompts Officials To Find Ways To Protect Vulnerable Homeless, Seniors

Jul 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Around the country, cities are mobilizing outreach teams, armed with supplies of water, to check on residents living on the streets or in housing without air conditioning. “We are treating this as the emergency it is,” said Josh Kruger, communications director for the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services. In the District of Columbia, where the heat index is supposed to reach 115 this weekend, the mayor has declared a state of emergency and is keeping shelters open round the clock so...
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Amazon threatens to sue major pharmacy player if it prevents PillPack from tapping patient drug data

Jul 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
Amazon's PillPack was informed this week that it will soon be cut off from patient medication data, according to people familiar with the...
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Pets may help older adults manage chronic pain

Jul 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People with pets may be able to use their companion animals to practice techniques for managing chronic pain without medication, researchers say....
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A Sense Of Awe May Bridge The Gap Between Science And Religion

Jul 20, 2019 , Forbes
Science people may be less likely to believe in god. But if awe is part of a person’s love of science, it can actually make people more likely to...
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Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

Jul 20, 2019 , WebMD
For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psychologist with Penn State...
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Malnutrition, disease kill at least 139 displaced in Indonesia's Papua - group

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
Thousands of people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least 139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an aid group said on Thursday....
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Recent cannabis use tied to memory deficits, slowed mental processing

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests....
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People Keep Using Car Sticker Analogy To Argue For Drug Price Transparency. Here’s Why The Comparison Doesn’t Work.

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The common comparison of having increased transparency in drug pricing to forcing car companies to add sticker prices is flawed because it overstates the usefulness of the knowledge by implying that patients have much more power to act — to shop around or negotiate — than they actually do. In other pharmaceutical news: lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, money for a biotech firm, and a CBO projection on the Senate's drug pricing bill....
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Dealing With The Loneliness Epidemic: ‘Tea With Strangers’ Group Is Latest Experiment To Bring People Together

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
To fight isolation, a health problem that a former surgeon general said can be as debilitating as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, several groups are working to create in-person connections. A group started by one former lonely heart in San Francisco invites strangers to talk over tea and has caught on in more than a dozen other cities. Public health news also focuses on: higher rates of memory loss reported among LGBTQ Americans; winners and fairness issues; sleep-tracking devices; drugs that...
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Can a Broken Heart Contribute to Cancer?

Jul 18, 2019 , WebMD
While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six people with broken heart syndrome also had...
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Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment

Jul 18, 2019 , WebMD
he largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited...
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Above And Beyond The Usual Apps: New Ways Apps Are Helping People

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
wo Group is developing mobile apps that leverage capabilities of phones in new ways to interact with their environments for better mental and physical health outcomes for children and the blind including motion detection, beacons, augmented reality, gamification, working with health care...
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Elon Musk Sees His Neuralink Merging Your Brain With A.I.

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
On Tuesday, Elon Musk said his brain-machine interface has performed some successful experiments with rats and promises one day it will allow people to merge with artificial...
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Congo confirms first case of Ebola in major city of Goma

Jul 18, 2019 , CNN Health
The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border....
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'Habit' of workouts at consistent time of day tied to meeting activity goals

Jul 18, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who always work out at the same time of day get more exercise overall and are more likely to get the recommended minimum amounts of weekly activity, a small U.S. study suggests....
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Experimental Ebola treatments effective in lab study

Jul 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Two experimental Ebola drugs have been found to be effective in treating the strain of the deadly virus responsible for the deaths of more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to new research published Tuesday....
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Can Autistic Kids Use Computerized Eyewear To Recognize Facial Expressions? Google Glass Researchers Say It Holds Promise.

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Research is being performed to see if children can learn to identify emotions and interact with people by using technology. Other advances like Alexa could also help, researchers claim, adding that rigorous testing needs to take place. Public health news also looks at: simple ways to avoid heat wave deaths; Elon Musk's experiments for paralyzed patients; the link behind fewer children's deaths and universal background checks; a new way to manage menstrual cycles; Latin America's TV ad redo to...
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