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Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

0SHARESShare U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade arrives at The White House in Washington, D.C. after visiting Trump National Golf Club U.S., May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC has found. A leading paediatric consultant told BBC Radio 4 that withholding the truth of patients’ diagnoses had been “widespread”. Jeanette, now 71, was operated on at the age of 16 to remove her ...

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Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Up to 20 deaths at an NHS-run mental health unit are being investigated as part of a police inquiry, the BBC has learned. It follows fresh investigations into the death of Matthew Leahy, who was found hanged at Linden Centre in 2012. His mother, Melanie Leahy, said her talks with Essex Police suggested the cases had taken place in the ...

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General election: Theresa May social care plan rethink

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has said proposed changes to social care funding in England will now include an “absolute limit” on the money people will have to pay. The prime minister denied claims of a U-turn, saying she was responding to “shameful” claims that people would be forced to sell their family home. Last week’s ...

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Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

The healthiest way to cook mushrooms is to microwave or grill them to preserve their goodness, researchers say. These cooking methods significantly increase levels of antioxidants which protect cells against diseases, but boiling or frying reduces them. A study, from Spain, looked at the properties of four different types of mushrooms before and after cooking. Adding a little oil when ...

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Menstrual Cycle "on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology

0SHARESShare The exquisite hormonal signaling that drives the female reproductive system cannot be modeled in a flat petri dish. Scrambling to address history’s long dearth of research in women’s health and physiology, scientists have now created the first “organ on a chip” model that functionally re-creates the female menstrual cycle. This 3-D system may help scientists understand some causes of ...

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How being under the care of the Crisis team has helped my mental health

0SHARESShare (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) A short while ago, I had a breakdown. I had been struggling for six weeks with mania, an episode which occurred due to my diagnosis of bipolar disorder type 1. ‘I woke up one morning completely freaked out’ The mania saw me do things such as spending a lot of money, being incredibly irritable, ...

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Celgene's multiple sclerosis drug succeeds in late-stage trial

0SHARESShare Celgene Corp said its oral drug to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, when compared to Biogen Inc’s Avonex, in a second late-stage study. The drug, ozanimod, succeeded in another late-stage study in February. Celgene said on Monday it expected to file for U.S. marketing application by the end of this year. ...

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U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say

By Daniel Trotta | NEW YORK Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people. But less than 0.5 percent of those procedures involved the genitals, according to the survey of 703 doctors released on ...

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