In June 2017, a married mother of four experiencing severe pelvic pain went to see a UCLA gynecologist. Dr. James Mason Heaps, she alleged, improperly touched her genitals, fondled her breast and buttock and made sexual remarks during the exam. She ...

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Exposure to solvents during pregnancy is likely to increase the risk of autism in children, according to a study. The study stated that women who get exposed to solvents at the workplace are at risk of having kids with autism. The research that was ...

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At least one family planning provider is not backing down from a plan to reject federal dollars after the Trump administration said it would delay enforcement of its new abortion rule. Days after announcing that recipients of federal family planning grants ...

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Birmingham facility issues beef, pork recall
A Birmingham facility has issued a recall for its beef and pork products after learning an employee may have cut himself during production. US Foods is recalling about 712 pounds of raw beef and pork products that may be have been contaminated, according ...   al.com  
Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good
SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is good for us. This ethos has fuelled an explosion in wearable technologies – fitness trackers, step counters and other gizmos – that give us ...   New Scientist  
Military studying 'hyperfit' women who pass its toughest physical, mental courses
Who are the “hyperfit” women of the military, capable of its most arduous physical and mental courses, and what makes them so competitive? Army medical researchers have aimed to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study. During early debate on ...   Fox News  
'Flesh-eating' bacteria: Here's how you can avoid contracting necrotizing fasciitis
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Several cases of flesh-eating bacteria, otherwise known as necrotizing fasciitis, have put people in hospitals across the United States and killed some. A Memphis man died last week after contracting the flesh-eating bacteria, vibrio ...   USA Today  
Trump Administration Delays New Abortion Regulations For Title X Recipients
The Trump administration is giving Title X recipients more time to comply with new regulations that prohibit organizations that receive federal grants from referring patients for abortion. Under the new rules, any organization that provides or refers ...   NPR  
Gert Town's history of pollution adds confusion amid radiation removal dig
For half a century, Dorothy Travis has coaxed okra, collard greens, radishes, strawberries, sweet potatoes, peppers and flowers out of pots leading up the front steps of her Gert Town home. Flowers are special to her. Growing up in Amite in the 1930s and ...   NOLA.com  
A run, a bad knee ache and a difficult-to-diagnose problem
Dorothy Beckett has been a runner for decades and knows her body well, so the 61-year-old biochemistry professor was puzzled when her knee hobbled for no apparent reason after a routine run. Beckett took two weeks off to let it rest and then tried an easy run.   SFGate  
The Border Patrol–to–Emergency Room Pipeline
The conditions in facilities at the border are so dire that many migrants are in need of medical care as soon as they are released. While cradling her baby, who had just finished breastfeeding, Sara reached her other hand out to her older son. With her ...   The Atlantic  
Dad's fingers lost in industrial blender accident, replaced with toes
Jeremy Payton was a factory production manager simply taking care of industrial equipment when he became the subject of a horrible accident. According to the New York Post, Payton lost his fingers when he reached into the factory’s blender machine.   Fox News  
'I Lost 108 Pounds By Cutting Out Added Sugar For Good'
I was always taller and larger than the average kid or teenager. I’m now 6-feet tall, so you can probably picture me towering over my friends when I was growing up. People always told me that I “carried my weight well,” whatever that means.   Women's Health