Health


	Quarter of Americans have a disability that affects independence
Quarter of Americans have a disability that affects independence

Some 61 million Americans are now disabled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest numbers. Women, minorities and poor people are at greater risk.

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	Hospitals make £260kfrom vending machines with high-calorie snacks
Hospitals make £260kfrom vending machines with high-calorie snacks

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust generated £260,000 between 2013 and 2018. If the UK's other 134 trusts did the same, it would've created £34 million from the sale of crisps, drinks and sweets.

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	Are you terrified of pregnancy and childbirth? You're not alone
Are you terrified of pregnancy and childbirth? You're not alone

While some women may have relatively mild tokophobia, for others, the condition is much more severe. Experts at Hull University explain how they are helping the growing rate of sufferers.

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	Want to lose weight? Try a morning brew made from green coffee beans
Want to lose weight? Try a morning brew made from green coffee beans

In a piece for Healthista, Rick Hay pointed to a Norwegian study that found drinking a brew made of green coffee beans every morning can help overweight people lose 12lbs in three months.

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	Boy, 13, struck by lightning speaks out about his heart stopping
Boy, 13, struck by lightning speaks out about his heart stopping

Josiah Wideman was walking through a park in El Mirage, Arizona, on August 8 with a friend at his side and a skateboard in hand when the bolt struck. He was in a coma for days, but is now fine.

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Nurse claims hospital sided with patient who complained about her race
Nurse claims hospital sided with patient who complained about her race

A Michigan nurse claims the hospital she works in granted her patient’s wish to have her removed from her care because she is black.

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Mom delivers baby on bus with help of fellow passengers
Mom delivers baby on bus with help of fellow passengers

Passengers on a city bus in Minnesota have helped a woman deliver her baby after she went into labor.

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Popular baby foods contain 'worrisome levels' of heavy metals, study finds
Popular baby foods contain 'worrisome levels' of heavy metals, study finds

A new Consumer Reports study found many types of food commonly eaten by babies and toddlers -- such as packaged entrees, fruits and vegetables -- contained “measurable levels” of certain heavy metals.

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Doctor wrongly removed kidney during botched procedure, lawsuit claims
Doctor wrongly removed kidney during botched procedure, lawsuit claims

An Iowa woman is suing her South Dakota doctor and his practice after she claims she went in for a procedure to remove a mass on her adrenal gland and came out still with the mass inside of her — and missing a healthy kidney.

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Proponents of pot-infused coffee tout 'medical and health' benefits
Proponents of pot-infused coffee tout 'medical and health' benefits

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, has been a hot topic of debate among the medical community and proponents of alternative therapy who say it helps treat seizures, anxiety and pain, among other ailments.

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