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Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

Experts say mirroring another person’s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it.

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St. Jude doctors claim cure for 'bubble boy' disease

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.

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Doctors warn against new 'shell on' Snapchat challenge

Teens are daring each other to eat plastic packaging, cardboard boxes and fruit peels — and posting videos of themselves doing it to Snapchat — in a bizarre new social media trend called “shell on.”

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Mom says toddler nearly died after accidentally eating laundry pod: ‘We got very lucky’

A Rhode Island toddler who still suffers from breathing issues nearly two years after he accidentally swallowed a laundry pod is lucky to be alive, his mother said, after he spent three days on life support on the hospital.

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Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.

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Doctors use HIV to develop 'cure' for 'bubble boy' disease

Doctors are calling a new therapy a "cure" for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease or SCID-X1, often dubbed "bubble boy" disease.

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Doctors Cure 'Bubble Boy' Disease Using HIV Gene Therapy

Scientists altered the virus to deliver a gene that the children lacked. It's not yet known whether the fix will be permanent.

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to answer listener questions about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, “Medicare-for-all“ and how to talk about…

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Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk

Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Google worker infected with measles visited California campus

A worker infected with measles visited Google’s Northern California campus earlier this month, according to a report.

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Dear Dr. Roach: Can hair growth-promoting laser caps cause headaches, side effects?

Dear Dr. Roach: I have thinning hair. I bought a laser cap, which I have been wearing for six minutes a day for three months. I have started to get headaches every morning. I stopped wearing the cap, as I…

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The mother of a New Jersey man who died last year after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba is suing the Texas water park where health officials say he caught the infection.  

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Oxytocin nasal spray could help treat alcoholism, study finds

Scientists believe an oxytocin nasal spray could help treat alcoholism, according to a new study released Tuesday.

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The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)

The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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Deadly germs, lost cures: How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus

The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.

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Measles Cases Are Rising Across The U.S. Here's What You Should Know.

With the disease spreading to new states and the number of cases only expected to rise, here’s what you need to know.

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New York man with measles traveling to Michigan unknowingly infects 39 people with disease

A man from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, traveled to Michigan without knowing he was infected with measles, a highly contagious respiratory infection that has infected more than 500 people in the U.S. so far this year.

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