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Couple’s suicide highlights mental health needs of refugees
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Couple’s suicide highlights mental health needs of refugees

February 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
The woman was nine weeks pregnant. She and her husband had recently been kicked out of her in-laws’ home in the refugee camp where the whole family lived on the Thai-Myanmar border. Two days after a routine...
Texas renews anti-abortion efforts after SCOTUS defeat
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Texas renews anti-abortion efforts after SCOTUS defeat

February 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
AUSTIN, Texas — Undeterred by a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down sweeping abortion restrictions that were sold as protecting women’s health, Texas Republicans are pushing new measures pitched as protecting...
Cold caps reduce chemotherapy hair loss, studies show
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Cold caps reduce chemotherapy hair loss, studies show

February 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
Hair loss is often considered one of the most devastating side-effects of chemotherapy. A pair of new studies on cold cap therapy in the Journal of the American Medical Association gives hope to breast cancer patients. The...
Rat-spread disease kills 1 person, sickens 2 in NYC, officials say
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Rat-spread disease kills 1 person, sickens 2 in NYC, officials say

February 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
Leptospirosis is transmitted by contact with rat urine; residents demand something be done about rat problem in...
Scalp cooling therapy used to minimize hair loss from chemo
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Scalp cooling therapy used to minimize hair loss from chemo

February 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
Hair loss seemed to be an unavoidable result of chemotherapy. But two new studies are showing the effectiveness of cold cap therapy to prevent hair loss, reports Barry...
Most Texas schools have scant sex ed, study says
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Most Texas schools have scant sex ed, study says

February 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
AUSTIN, Texas — More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the country’s highest teen birth rates, according to a study released Tuesday....