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China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise34m Updated China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise
The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.
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The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can’t1h 12m Updated The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can’t
A new breed of tech company wants to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance.
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Norman Orentreich, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies at 962h Norman Orentreich, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies at 96
In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line.
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Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy2h Updated Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy
Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author. One of his novels was the basis of the 1962 movie “David and Lisa.”
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Rates for two types of cancer-linked HPV strains have plummeted since the HPV vaccine was rolled out3h Updated Rates for two types of cancer-linked HPV strains have plummeted since the HPV vaccine was rolled out
A new study from the CDC found cases of women positive for HPV types 16 and 18 - responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers worldwide - fell by more than 30% from 2008 to 2014.
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Lesbian women are 41% more likely to be obese than their straight counterparts3h Updated Lesbian women are 41% more likely to be obese than their straight counterparts
A study of more than 90,000 British adults by the University of East Anglia also found that gay men are 28 per cent less likely to be overweight or obese than their straight counterparts.
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The man whose testicle pain turned out to be TUBERCULOSIS3h The man whose testicle pain turned out to be TUBERCULOSIS
The unnamed man, 38, was treated at Wexham Park Hospital, Frimley. Scan shows a small 3x5mm lump in his right testicle, which sparked fears he may be suffering from cancer.
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Malaria could be wiped out by hermaphrodite mosquitoes4h Updated Malaria could be wiped out by hermaphrodite mosquitoes
Experts at a lab in Terni, Italy, believe that gene-editing the insect's DNA to make them more male is the answer. This is because only females have mouths big enough to bite human beings.
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Woman whose breasts were left lopsided and LEAKING after boob job has implants removed4h Woman whose breasts were left lopsided and LEAKING after boob job has implants removed
Erica, from Boise, Idaho, appears on the E! reality television series, Botched, where she seeks urgent help from doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow to correct her boob job gone wrong.
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U.S. Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over Baby Powder’s Safety5h Updated U.S. Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over Baby Powder’s Safety
The company said in a regulatory filing that it had received subpoenas from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission related to its talc-based products.
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Woman who had four miscarriages in ONE year gives birth to a baby boy after pioneering treatment 7h Woman who had four miscarriages in ONE year gives birth to a baby boy after pioneering treatment 
Samantha Catanach, from Hessle, had too many 'killer cells' in her womb which caused recurrent miscarriages. Each time she conceived, the cells ended the pregnancies at seven weeks.
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Brexit is an opportunity to tackle the obesity crisis by making sugar more expensive, experts claim7h Updated Brexit is an opportunity to tackle the obesity crisis by making sugar more expensive, experts claim
Sugar should account for no more than five per cent of daily calories. Achieving this requires action on production and consumption, says London's Centre of Food Policy.
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Shoulder surgery leads to blood clots, infections and even DEATH in one in 28 patients8h Shoulder surgery leads to blood clots, infections and even DEATH in one in 28 patients
A study by the University of Oxford also found that despite the operation becoming increasingly popular among arthritis sufferers, as many as one in four require revision surgery.
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Ohio woman Michelle Farraj halves body weight with gastric sleeve8h Ohio woman Michelle Farraj halves body weight with gastric sleeve
Michelle Farraj, 19, from Ohio weighed 280 lbs (20 stone) when doctors suggested she underwent a gastric sleeve - a surgical procedure to reduce the stomach - and has halved her weight.
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Doctor debunks the health myths everybody gets wrong8h Doctor debunks the health myths everybody gets wrong
The experts at Babylon Health spoke to GP, Dr Haider Al-Hilaly, about just how accurate some of the most common health myths are.
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What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Still Wondering9h What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Still Wondering
The “What’s Covered” app from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aims to provide yes-or-no answers about what services are covered under traditional Medicare.
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Living With Cancer: The Financial Toxicity of Illness9h Living With Cancer: The Financial Toxicity of Illness
While medicine transforms cancer into a chronic disease with which patients can live for an extended period of time, financial toxicity threatens to turn chronic, too.
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Kratom poisoning surged 52-fold in six years as more turn to the herbal opioid alternative10h Kratom poisoning surged 52-fold in six years as more turn to the herbal opioid alternative
In 2011, just 31 calls were made to US poison control centers for kratom. By 2017, that number had soared to 286, including calls for 11 exposures that turned fatal, a Nationwide Children's study found.
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Evening exercise does NOT keep you awake and could even stop you over-eating12h Evening exercise does NOT keep you awake and could even stop you over-eating
A study by Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia, suggests half-an-hour of high-intensity exercise between 7pm and 9pm does not affect how we sleep later that night.
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Teens are more concerned about anxiety and depression than drugs13h Updated Teens are more concerned about anxiety and depression than drugs
Around 70 percent of 13- to 17-year-old said mental health issues are a 'major problem' for their age group, while 96 percent said it was at least a 'minor problem', a Pew Research report found.
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The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War18h The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war
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Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 9519h Updated Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95
Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author whose novel “Lisa and David” was the basis of the popular movie “David and Lisa.”
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Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers19h Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers
A Pew Research Center survey found that teenagers across all demographic groups grapple with mental health issues.
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US government may FORCE states to implement tighter vaccine laws21h Updated US government may FORCE states to implement tighter vaccine laws
It's not clear what the government could do to enforce vaccinations, but FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb insisted there are 'certain rules' that could be mandated.
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Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time22h Updated Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted.
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22h Updated Phys Ed: How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health
Men who could get through 40 or more push-ups had 96 percent less risk of heart problems in the next 10 years than those who quit at 10 or fewer.
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Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered23h Updated Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases.
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Trilobites: Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?24h Trilobites: Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?
Flies deprived of sleep didn’t see reductions in their life spans. Does that mean we’ve got sleep deprivation all wrong?
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Icelandair passengers warned of MEASLES after a contagious holidaymaker travelled on a flight26h Icelandair passengers warned of MEASLES after a contagious holidaymaker travelled on a flight
Icelandair customers who flew from Heathrow to Reykjavik on the February 14 flight FI455 have been told to seek medical help if they show any symptoms of the viral illness, including a fever or rash.
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GPs who dispense drugs from their own practice could be costing the NHS £7MILLION26h GPs who dispense drugs from their own practice could be costing the NHS £7MILLION
Experts say the way the NHS works means GP practices in England which dispense on-site can buy drugs at cheaper prices but still be reimbursed the full cost by the health service.
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Mother-of-two, 29, forced to undergo hip replacement surgery after her joint dislocated EVERY HOUR  27h Mother-of-two, 29, forced to undergo hip replacement surgery after her joint dislocated EVERY HOUR  
Emma Donaghue, from Leeds, was born with congenital dislocation - a condition undiagnosed until she was three. By her twenties she was housebound, forcing her under the knife in January.
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Doctors remove 4.4lbs of stones, bottle caps and coins from stomach of man30h Updated Doctors remove 4.4lbs of stones, bottle caps and coins from stomach of man
The 54-year-old patient, from Goyang in South Korea, complained of pain in his stomach and sought help from medics. Doctors noticed his stomach was bloated and had to operate to remove the debris.
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British teenagers have the highest rate of obesity in Europe, major study finds30h Updated British teenagers have the highest rate of obesity in Europe, major study finds
Researchers at the Nuffield Trust have found that British 15 to 19 year olds have the highest rate of obesity in Europe and the fifth highest in the developed world.
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Schoolboy, 8, ‘living with a death sentence’ because NHS won’t fund cystic fibrosis ‘wonder drug’31h Schoolboy, 8, ‘living with a death sentence’ because NHS won’t fund cystic fibrosis ‘wonder drug’
George Monckton, from West Midlands, could be saved from lung deterioration by Orkambi. It is unavailable on the NHS due to a deadlock on a price deal with US manufacturers Vertex.
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Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way33h Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way
While nearby states have pushed to legalize recreational pot, some people in New Hampshire are resisting. After opioids, they wonder why anyone would expand access to drugs.
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33h Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.
A specific approach to mindfulness may increase sociability.
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