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Wildly Inaccurate Trump Op-Ed On Health Care Receives Swift Backlash

Wildly Inaccurate Trump Op-Ed On Health Care Receives Swift BacklashUSA Today on Wednesday published an opinion piece credited to President Donald



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Taking vitamin D supplements may not improve bone health

Taking vitamin D supplements may not improve bone healthAfter combining data from 81 randomized controlled trials, researchers found no bone benefits from supplementing the vitamin, according to the report in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. “Our results show that there is little reason for adults to take vitamin D supplements for their bones to protect against fractures, except people from high risk groups, such as those who have a prolonged lack of exposure to sunshine,” said study coauthor Dr. Alison Avenell of the University of Aberdeen in the UK. “For example, older people in institutions who never go outside.” Vitamin D supplements have long been recommended to seniors for treating and preventing the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis.



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Hurricane Florence: Family Demands Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drowned

Hurricane Florence: Family Demands Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients DrownedThe two women were being transported in a van at the time of their deaths.



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A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police Custody

A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police CustodyThe family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who



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Two Airplane Health Scares This Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca

Two Airplane Health Scares This Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in MeccaSeveral have tested positive for the flu



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US public health expert charged with harassment

US public health expert charged with harassmentTom Frieden, a leading public health expert instrumental in the US response to the Ebola crisis and to legislating against smoking, was arrested and charged with sexual harassment on Friday. The executive, who served as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under president Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, appeared before a Brooklyn criminal court and was released without bail, prosecutors said. Judge Michael Yavinsky prohibited him from having any contact with the victim.



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Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane MariaFor more than six months after the storms, Ingrid Morales settled down to



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How inhaling wildfire smoke can wreak havoc on your health

How inhaling wildfire smoke can wreak havoc on your healthFueled by the tremendous threat of wildfires raging in parts of the United States each year is the growing concern for adverse health effects resulting from smoke exposure.



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Health, leadership questions about Boko Haram's Shekau

Health, leadership questions about Boko Haram's ShekauThe sources said Shekau has a range of conditions that have left him “too weak to be in charge” of the jihadists, whose insurgency has killed at least 20,000 in Nigeria since 2009. A senior security source tracking the conflict, who also asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media, described Shekau’s diabetes as “debilitating”. The source with knowledge of Boko Haram’s activities said Shekau and his lieutenants have been in talks this week about his “failing health” and whether he was well enough to lead.



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Separating Breastfeeding Babies From Moms Could Affect ‘Health For A Lifetime': Doctors

Separating Breastfeeding Babies From Moms Could Affect ‘Health For A Lifetime': DoctorsAn international group of physicians condemned the Trump administration on



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