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Overthinking the initiation into 'Star Wars' for our kids
 
 
CNN Health News - Assuming you already know why "Star Wars" is so important (which I detailed in a previous genuflecting column), I'll make the jump to light speed and get to a parenting question to which I have given a disproportionate share of thought: How to properly introduce my children to the greatest never-ending mythic space opera.
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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay
 
 
CNN Health News - If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.
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Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
 
 
BBC Health News - There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.
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'That's where the babies are suffering'
 
 
BBC Health News - Are pro-life supporters standing outside abortion centres harassing women?
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The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession
 
 
CNN Health News - Susan Alloway's daughter Erin was very specific about her Halloween costume. It couldn't be just any dinosaur: Erin, 6, wanted to be an Ozraptor.
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Why am I not losing weight?
 
 
CNN Health News - There are common behavioral and medical reasons you might not be losing weight, even though you think you are doing everything right.
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Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says
 
 
CNN Health News - Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."
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Organ donation
 
 
BBC Health News - What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant?
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Even without the buns, Trump's favorite fast-food meal is a diet-buster
 
 
CNN Health News - On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.
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Teen has blunt message for Aetna after less invasive brain surgery denied
 
 
CNN Health News - Cara Pressman, 15, wept as her parents told her their insurance company denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9. In the six weeks since the rejection, Cara has had dozens more seizures. Pressed by CNN, Aetna still refuses to approve the surgery -- over the objections of her own doctors.
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Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
 
 
BBC Health News - Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
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India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water
 
 
ABC Health News - Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of Asia's largest river that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption
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A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing
 
 
CNN Health News - President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library.
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Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?
 
 
BBC Health News - The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.
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3-D printing braces up sea turtle with gap in its shell
 
 
CNN Health News - Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography believe they have created the world's first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle's shell, and the results seem promising.
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Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research
 
 
ABC Health News - Sixth-grade students and staff at a Massachusetts school create a video in hopes that it goes viral and helps classmate reach $1 million goal for medical research.
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He isn’t just a whiner: ‘Man flu’ may be a real thing, doctor’s review suggests
 
 
Vancouver Sun - Health News - Dr. Kyle Sue found evidence men tend to have worse symptoms, be hospitalized more, and die more often from influenza than women
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Mesh risks not passed on to doctors
 
 
BBC Health News - A major medical company failed to tell doctors the full extent of some of the risks posed by mesh implants.
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Grey Matters: Medical care should be for whole patient, not just some parts
 
 
Vancouver Sun - Health News - Wanda Morris A dear friend recently mentioned she was feeling dizzy. She had just visited her doctor but the visit was a follow-up on a sore hip — and she’d ask about a lingering skin condition. She didn’t bring up the dizziness because the sign outside the doctor’s office said: “Only one issue per appointment” […]
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Opioid painkiller prescriptions may run in families
 
 
FOX Health News - When one person in a household gets prescribed opioids, the other people who live with them are more likely to get their own prescriptions for these narcotic painkillers, a U.S. study suggests.
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New CDC Director questioned about financial conflicts
 
 
ABC Health News - The CDC's director said she has resolved financial conflicts of interest, but questions remain
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Better stay healthy because doctor supply is about to get worse
 
 
Vancouver Sun - Health News - Patients having trouble finding doctors haven't seen anything yet, suggests a study by B.C. researchers
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Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight
 
 
CNN Health News - For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans.
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10-year-old recovering from multi-organ transplant surgery
 
 
FOX Health News - A 10-year-old boy is hoping to be home in time to celebrate Christmas with his new family after undergoing a multi-organ transplant that was eight years in the making.
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Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
 
 
BBC Health News - An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month.
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Helping the victims of the Los Angeles wildfires
 
 
CNN Health News - Southern California is being ravaged by fierce wildfires that have devastated areas north of Los Angeles.
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Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups
 
 
ABC Health News - Some HealthCare.gov customers get incorrect message that no plans are available to them
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Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident
 
 
ABC Health News - Veterans who say they responded to 1966 accident involving US hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill ask court to allow class action lawsuit against US Department of Veterans Affairs
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Boy battling brain tumor gets special tour of John Deere factory
 
 
FOX Health News - An 11-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor was able to take a break from the hospital last week to spend time at the John Deere Harvester Works factory in Illinois.
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Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds
 
 
BBC Health News - More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed.
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'Elf on the Shelf' undergoes emergency surgery after dog attack
 
 
FOX Health News - A Florida family’s beloved “Elf on a Shelf” is back to his mischievous ways thanks to the work of surgeons at Orlando Health.
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How giraffes helped Poppy Campbell find her voice
 
 
BBC Health News - An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.
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8 reasons why your wound won't heal
 
 
FOX Health News - Like a lot of other good things in life, wound-healing is a process.
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Report recommends social care packages are means-tested
 
 
BBC Health News - It also says the social care workforce is "exploited" and should be paid the living wage.
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Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears
 
 
FOX Health News - Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.
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Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease
 
 
BBC Health News - Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.
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Major NHS trust put in special measures
 
 
BBC Health News - Health regulator NHS Improvement announces the step after trust chairman, Lord Kerslake, resigns.
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Survival of multiple myeloma patients tied to levels of ADAR1 enzyme
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - Researchers with the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine found that high levels of the ADAR1 enzyme are  -More- 
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Study: Multimorbidity rates rise among persons living with HIV
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - The prevalence of multimorbidity among Americans living with HIV and being treated was found to have increased from 8.2% in 2 -More- 
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Study looks at use of clot-busting drugs to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - A study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found that the delivery of powerful clot-busting drugs via -More- 
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