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Man Gets Penis and Scrotum Transplant in World FirstA US serviceman has become the world's first man to ever receive a full penis and scrotum transplant. Per USA Today , the veteran was injured by an IED years ago while on combat tour in Afghanistan. Surgeons from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced the historic news on...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. The government is paying Redfield $375,000 a year to run the Atlanta-based CDC, U.S. officials confirmed in April 2018. (Tracey Brown/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)
CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' payThe new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors
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Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowdsA legislative hearing on a proposal to authorize people with terminal illness to request life-ending medication from their physician has attracted hundreds of people on both sides of the contentious issue
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Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplantDoctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall
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Protesters gather outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, England, Monday April 23, 2018  after the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal against the decision to end life-support for Alfie Evans, a terminally-ill toddler. Alfie is in a "semi-vegetative state" as the result of a degenerative neurological condition that doctors have been unable to definitively identify. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddlerThe European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case from a British mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support
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Artificial Sweeteners May Not Be Sugar-Free Bliss We Hoped ForGuzzling diet soft drinks may seem like an easy workaround if you can't kick soda but want to fend off health problems spurred by sugar. A new study presented at the Experimental Biology conference over the weekend suggests otherwise—specifically when it comes to diseases like Type 2 diabetes. Gizmodo...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, right, and White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, left, watch as President Donald Trump talks with a patient during a Veterans Affairs Department "telehealth" event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Now it’s Washington’s turn to examine Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chiefNow it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department.
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Pitcher's Brain Hemorrhages in the DugoutA Chicago White Sox pitcher suffered a ruptured aneurysm that caused his brain to hemorrhage during a Friday game in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports. Danny Farquhar, 31, had just given up a double and a homer in an inning of relief against the Houston Astros when he vomited and...
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Inventors Reveal New 'Suicide Machine'Visitors at an Amsterdam funeral show Saturday were able to don virtual reality glasses and see their own suicide by nitrogen gas—all to imagine a new way of dying, the Guardian reports. Inventors Alexander Bannink and Philip Nitschke were there to show off a model of their "Sarco," a...
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This undated photo shows romaine lettuce shot in the Houston Chronicle newspaper studio. The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fearsU.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak
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UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to EbolaThe World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month
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Behind a People's Superhuman Ability to Dive: the Spleen"They are simply a stranger to the land," an anthropologist says of Southeast Asia's Bajau people, and a new study shows their bodies have changed to account for that. The Bajau, who live in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, sustain themselves by diving for fish, and have a noticeable ability...
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