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    • 14 JAN 19
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    Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states, D.C.

    OAKLAND, Calif. — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other states and Washington,

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    • 13 JAN 19
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    Film festival aims to reduce marijuana stigma as N.Y. moves closer to legalization

    When the first NYC Cannabis Film Festival was held in 2015, organizers hoped to minimize the stigma surrounding marijuana use in the public’s perception. Now, with recreational pot already legal in 10 states, this year’s festival could be the last before New York becomes the latest state to lift its prohibition on the drug. “I think this

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    • 12 JAN 19
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    Growing crop of companies suggest young women protect themselves against infertility

    When model Krista Mays found herself single in her early 30s with a goal of being a mom by age 35, she decided she’d have to find a less traditional approach to motherhood. “I was having a conversation with my girlfriends about egg freezing and fertility and the conversation I had was like, ‘I think

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    • 11 JAN 19
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    New York City experiments with health care for all

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made national headlines this week when he announced a plan to spend $100 million a year to provide health care for 600,000 uninsured, low-income and undocumented immigrant New Yorkers. But the initiative raises more questions than answers: Just how will the plan work, and would that sum —

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    • 11 JAN 19
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    Norovirus outbreak sickens hundreds on cruise ship

    Miami — One of the world’s biggest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica. Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres

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    • 10 JAN 19
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    Patients-turned-friends receive historic triple transplants

    You wouldn’t blame Daru Smith and Sarah McPharlin for keeping their distance from each other while at the University of Chicago Medical Center. They were both on the same waitlist for a rare triple-organ transplant. Daru, a truck driver from the South Side of Chicago, was just a few doors down from McPharlin, an occupational

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    • 10 JAN 19
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    Police ramp up investigation in sexual assault at Ariz. facility

    Phoenix — An Arizona woman in a vegetative state who had a baby after she was sexually assaulted at a long-term care facility is recovering at a hospital along with her child, authorities said Wednesday. Police said they have ramped up the search for a suspect in a case that has made national headlines.  Commenting

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    • 09 JAN 19
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    How inflammation in the body could be causing depression

    Inflammation in your body could be a factor causing depression, according to a book just published in the U.S. called “The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.” Author Edward Bullmore, head of the psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge, examines the link between inflammation and mental health. “We’ve known for a long

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    • 09 JAN 19
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    Committed to a dry January? How to stay motivated

    If you’re one of the many Americans who’s pledged to abstain from alcohol for the month of January, you’re doing your health a favor. But the commitment to a “dry January” can be difficult to maintain as the days roll by – and your social calendar begins filling up. Experts say it’s worth the effort. And abstaining

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    • 08 JAN 19
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    High school wrestler with cerebral palsy and autism inspires with match

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    • 08 JAN 19
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    Millions of Americans incorrectly think they have food allergies

    New research suggests Americans may be over-diagnosing themselves with food allergies. A study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open estimates that nearly 19 percent of adults think they have food allergies, but less than 11 percent actually do. Experts say the discrepancy likely comes from misuse of terminology. “Most people when they say they

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    • 08 JAN 19
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    N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton tout stronger abortion rights

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday in calling for codifying abortion rights in New York state law as a bulwark against any potential court challenges to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision made 46 years ago this month. The Democrats shared the stage at Barnard College in

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    • 07 JAN 19
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    Is it a cold or flu? 5 questions to ask yourself

    Flu season is ramping up across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity is “elevated” nationally and increasing week by week. The latest CDC update shows two more children died of influenza the last week of December, bringing the total to 13 pediatric deaths so far this flu

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    • 05 JAN 19
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    22-year-old with deadly disease loses disability insurance

    Megan Willis lives with cystic fibrosis, a deadly disease that causes extensive lung damage. The 22-year-old said she spends around six hours a day administering medications and therapy, and that the disease frequently causes infections and other complications. With the condition, Willis qualified as a disabled adult for Social Security benefits on living expenses. About

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