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Black Madam: I've done thousands of buttocks injections

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial on Thursday that she got into body sculpting 20 years ago to help transgender friends and has since performed thousands of procedures. 

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Drinking coffee may lower risk of multiple sclerosis

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People who drink four to six cups of coffee daily may be less likely to get multiple sclerosis, according to international research out Thursday. "Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases," said lead author Ellen Mowry of the Johns...(more) 

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Food supplements crucial to reduce child malnutrition

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By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday. With breastfeeding, fortified foods, including wheat-based products...(more) 

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UnitedHealth places tighter controls on hysterectomies

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(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest health insurer in the United States, is placing tighter controls on its coverage of hysterectomies after a device called a morcellator was linked to the spread of undiagnosed cancer cells. In an update to its reimbursement guidelines, UnitedHealth said...(more) 

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Supreme Court protesters say no plans to disrupt Obamacare case

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An activist group that has twice disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings in the past year says it does not intend to stage similar protests when the justices hear a major case next week that could gut President Barack Obama's signature...(more) 

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More U.S. children doing yoga, taking sleep supplements

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By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – - A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices. The report analyzed National Health Interview Survey data on practices outside of mainstream medicine and...(more) 

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Melatonin not for children: study

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Although it may be tempting to give a child who can't sleep a dose of the natural sleep aid melatonin, an Australian research team says this could lead to problems as the child grows older. Melatonin is produced in the body at bedtime thanks to the...(more) 

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Bristol hep C drug helps cure 97 percent of HIV coinfected patients: study

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(Reuters) - Ninety-seven percent of hepatitis C patients also infected with HIV were cured of the liver-destroying virus after 12 weeks of treatment with Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir and Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi, according to data from a study presented on Thursday.  

If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people across more than 30...(more) 

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Healthy diet linked to lung health

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By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Among its many rewards, eating a healthy diet might help protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study. Based on more than 120,000 men and women followed for more than a decade,...(more) 

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Ireland passes EU's first tobacco plain packaging law

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Ireland on Thursday became the first European Union member state to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products, prompting the tobacco industry to threaten legal action. "We are creating legislation which will be historic and will be of real importance to the area...(more) 

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Sanofi diabetes drug awaits imminent EU green light

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Sanofi's new Toujeo diabetes drug is on track to receive a potential green light from European regulators this week, building on a U.S. regulatory approval awarded on Wednesday. Toujeo is a more potent follow-up to the French drugmaker's top-selling Lantus...(more) 

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