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Can MedStar Georgetown Deny Breast Implant Surgery To Transgender Women?

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital may be facing charges of discrimination after refusing to perform breast implant surgery for a transgender D.C. woman.

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To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.
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Auditory Hallucinations May Vary Across Cultures

For people with schizophrenia, hearing voices can be terrifying. But that's not necessarily true everywhere in the world. Stanford University anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann tells NPR's Arun Rath about her research, which suggests that people with psychotic disorders hear voices differently, depending on their social and cultural environments.
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35,000 Bend It With Modi As India Launches World Yoga Day

Led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of government officials, soldiers and students performed yoga in New Delhi Saturday for the first-ever International Day of Yoga.
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Fitness App Aims To Deliver Live Feedback From A Personal Trainer 24/7

The Fitnet app uses your phone's camera to analyze your workout and give feedback. Next step is a live trainer on the other end. The hitch: Your Internet speed likely needs to be 40 times faster.
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South Korea, Thailand Report No New MERS Cases

The number of cases in South Korea has remained steady at 166 for more than two weeks, but the death of a 63-year-old man brought to 25 the number of deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
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North Korea Announces Cure For MERS (As If)

The drug can also allegedly wipe out AIDS and TB and just about every other disease. The state-run media announced the news, so exaggeration is to be expected.
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Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.
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Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.
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Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Makes A Dent In Consumption, Study Claims

Few countries or cities have dared to try a "sin" tax on soda, so no one really knows if a tax would actually get people to drink less. Preliminary results suggest that the tax in Mexico is working.

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