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Doctors often don’t ask about sexual orientation and gender identity because they don’t want to make patients uncomfortable. But a new study suggests that concern may be unfounded.

Source Feed: NYT > Health
Categories: homosexuality and bisexuality, transgender and transsexuals, medicine and health, electronic health records, doctors, jama internal medicine (journal), haider, adil h.

Patients with strep infections were far more likely to suffer damaged heart valves if they had a certain mutation, researchers reported.

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Categories: genetics and heredity, antibiotics, heart, bacteria, strep throat, vaccination and immunization, nature communications (journal)

A small study of football players found their verbal abilities declined over an eight-year period, compared with those of team coaches and executives.

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Categories: national football league, football, sports injuries, chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Providing new mothers with a “baby box” - a cardboard bassinet with a mattress and fitted cotton sheet - reduces the likelihood that they’ll adopt the unsafe habit of sharing a bed with their newborn, new research shows.

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NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

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Hospitals and a new generation of medical tourism companies are luring well-heeled Chinese patients away from an overburdened health care system.

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Categories: hospitals, china, united states, medical treatment, high net worth individuals

Sitting in their garden, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smile as they watch their young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, toddling around in the tall grass. Kate is paused mid-laugh as their dog, Lupo, runs past in a blur. Prince William, dressed down in jeans, looks at ease surrounded by family.

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Older people are the group most likely to need cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but they are the least likely to have training in the life-saving technique, according to new findings.

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PARIS (Reuters) - Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.

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Winemakers may add sugar to wine to “improve” the taste, and sugar content can vary widely.

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Categories: wines, sugar, diet and nutrition, labeling and labels (product)

One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.

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The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby’s first bed, aren’t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.

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Categories: babies and infants, infant mortality, consumer protection, baby box co, the

Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

Source Feed: NYT > Health
Categories: genetics and heredity, triglycerides, heart, cholesterol, drugs (pharmaceuticals)



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Last winter, a team of doctors at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware treated a 16-year-old girl who had a sharp pain in one spot of her abdomen. Although the doctors suspected she had swallowed something, they were surprised when they pulled out a wire bristle from a grill brush during surgery.

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Children’s products company Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats after harness webbing fails to meet federal requirements for strength.

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