Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection
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Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

A new Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services

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At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease
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At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby's muscle control and kills most within a couple years

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB
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Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than major league baseball players but the reasons are unclear

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Public meeting set for proposed ban of tattooing over scars

The Kentucky Department of Health has proposed banning artists from tattooing on scarred skin and is holding a public meeting on the proposal next week

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths
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UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

WHO is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030

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Democrats unveil plan for a public health insurance option

Connecticut Democrats unveiled a plan for a public health insurance option for individuals and businesses

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
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Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
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Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improve in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys

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Correction: WHO Travel story

Correction: WHO Travel story

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The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule

California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs