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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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.

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May 22nd, 2017

Higher rate of heart problems seen with Amgen bone drug in trial

(Reuters) – Amgen Inc and UCB SA said on Sunday they did not expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial.

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May 22nd, 2017

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) – A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.

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May 22nd, 2017

Pediatricians Advise No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are 1

Older kids should limit the amount of juice they drink too. Whole fruit is better than juice because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn’t. Read more…

May 22nd, 2017

Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

The fanciful dish was meant to impress nearly 400 years ago, so don’t roll your eyes at photos of these pretty edibles: They’re actually a time-honored tradition tinged with a bit of kitchen science. Read more…

May 21st, 2017
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