Four emerging STDs that you can’t afford to ignore

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New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning: contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.) Roughly 5 to 10 percent of adults likewise carry N. meningitidis in the back of the nose and […]

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

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(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. Several pills that contain valsartan, another drug used by heart patients, have been under a recall since July. The drugs were tainted with NDEA or NDMA, N-nitrosodimethylamine, an impurity […]

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Mother’s booklet for son with autism: ‘Voting is really important. Here’s how to do it.’

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(CNN)When Nathaniel Batchelder, a 28-year-old who has autism, voted Thursday in the midterm elections, “we were on such a high,” said his mother, Susan Senator. So Senator created a booklet for her son titled “Voting is really important. Here’s how to do it.” The nine-page resource walks him through the process, complete with pictures of […]

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Im Documenting Myself Slowly Dying From A Rare Disease To Show Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

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My partner and I have been documenting daily life with a disability through Instagram without the filters and mushy inspo-porn. I’m brutally honest and open with my photos, revealing aspects of disabled life that you don’t often hear about. I’m Holly Warland, a 27-year-old woman from Australia and I have a rare condition called Limb […]

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Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

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Marginalized groups that championed legalization struggle to compete with corporate refugees jumping on the bandwagon Two hours north of San Francisco, in Mendocino county, orderly roadside vineyards give way to the rugged forests and misty coast of the Emerald Triangle, Americas most celebrated marijuana growing region. In June, more than 300 cannabis industry insiders gathered […]

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Are we finally waking up to the threat from the worlds deadliest infectious disease? | Nick Herbert

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The UNs first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step the way TB has been neglected is a scandal, writes Nick Herbert, co-chairman of the Global TB Caucus Imagine if the World Health Organization announced that a new, highly infectious airborne disease would claim 1.6 million lives over the next year. With no vaccine […]

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How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate

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Ben Moscovitch Contributor Share on Twitter Robert S. Rudin is an information scientist with the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Suppose the next time you go to a new doctor’s office, you wouldn’t have to balance a clipboard on your knee, write down your whole medical history, remember the five-syllable name of every medication you’re taking and list […]

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