Tag: Health

This Wristband Might Be Able To Predict Outbursts In People With Autism

Image credit – Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University Advertising People with autism do not operate on the same levels that the rest of us do, and as such, their behavior can sometimes be unpredictable where they can be prone to sudden aggressive outbursts. All of this is manageable, of course, but wouldn’t it be better to know […]

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Border Patrol Won’t Give the Flu Vaccine to Detained Kids

Immigration authorities have no plans to vaccinate children and families detained in Border Patrol stations — even after several children detained in these facilities died of the flu — CNBC reports. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees Border Patrol processing stations, told CNBC it typically doesn’t vaccinate the people detained in its facilities. […]

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This Tennessee Lawmaker Claims a Fetus Can Survive Outside the Womb at Conception

In August, a Tennessee lawmaker filed a proposal to ban all abortions once “a viable pregnancy” has been detected. All that takes, according to the measure, is the detection of the hormone that’s usually found by an at-home pregnancy test, within just a few weeks of conception. Experts, however, say the language in the bill […]

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Apple health team sees departures, reportedly over modest ambitions

Scattered reports of defections from Apple’s team of health experts and researchers are symptoms of bigger problems at the company, a new report suggests, as the health team has become focused not on big health care challenges, but rather on “features geared to a broad population of healthy users.” Internal tensions have already pushed a number […]

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Model Emily DiDonato Reveals She Lost 20 Lbs. After Modeling Agencies Told Her She Was ‘Too Big’

Model Emily DiDonato Reveals Her Struggle with Body Positivity | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Model Emily DiDonato Reveals She Lost 20 Lbs. After Modeling Agencies Told Her She Was ‘Too Big’ this link is to an external site that may or may not […]

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Pregnant Ashley Graham Praised for Sharing Stretch Marks Photo: ‘We Need This as a Reference’

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There’s a CVS Boycott Brewing Over Mail-Order Birth Control

On Thursday, after birth-control delivery service Pill Club went public with its battle over reimbursement rates with pharmacy company CVS Caremark, the hashtags #CVSDeniesCare and #BoycottCVS started trending on Twitter. Pill Club alleges that, as of early July, CVS is paying it and other mail-order companies less for filling prescriptions, and this rate change will […]

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Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

Last month, around the same time Bernie Sanders was heading to Canada to check out their affordable supply of insulin, Jim Kenney went north, too. The mayor of Philadelphia was determined to see “safe injection sites,” where people are allowed to inject opioids like heroin—under supervision—up close. Kenney has been one of many powerful officials […]

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Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rules Have Sent Two NYC Clinics Scrambling

Two reproductive health clinics in New York City are preparing for the possibility that they will have to close after withdrawing from Title X, the country’s family planning program. The clinics, both located in Brooklyn, are two of six operated by Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization that is no longer eligible to receive Title […]

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Jameela Jamil Shows Off Her ‘Back Fat’ as a Call on Others to Stop Airbrushing Photos

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The FCC says 5G is safe, but that won’t stop conspiracy theorists

Most of the scientific community has already concluded that the latest generation of cellular technology, 5G, is at least as safe to human health as the 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies that became globally ubiquitous over the past two decades. But once radio emissions safety questions were raised in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission […]

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Ebola Outbreaks Are About Inequality

Living conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern province of North Kivu were already precarious when the first cases of Ebola were reported there last July. Only eight days earlier, officials had declared an Ebola outbreak on the western side of the DRC over. Suddenly, World Health Organization officials faced an outbreak they […]

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The CDC Needs to Be Clear About Which Adults Need the HPV Vaccine

Vaccination decisions are usually pretty straightforward. People either meet the criteria for the vaccine based on their age or other factors or they don’t. But when a federal panel recently recommended an update to the human papillomavirus vaccine guidelines, it left a lot of uncertainty. In June, the panel recommended that men and women between […]

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Selfie-Based Blood Pressure Measurement Might Soon Be Available on iPhone

Thanks to technological advent we now have fitness trackers that measure vitals like heart rate, blood pressure, ECG and O2. Statistics say that more than 1.3 billion people have high blood pressure and for most, it goes unnoticed. Researchers based at the University of Toronto in Canada and the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University […]

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No, Jason Momoa Doesn’t Really Care About Those Remarks About His ‘Dad Bod’

Warner Bros. Earlier this month, Internet trolls — as noted by the digital tabloid outlet TMZ — drew attention to Aquaman and Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa over remarks that he was “[letting] himself go” and gaining a so-called “dad bod.” At the time, comparisons were being made between a recently published paparazzi photo […]

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