WHO chooses first African to head the global health agency – Washington Post

Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected Tuesday to become the next director-general of the World Health Organization. (Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) The governing body of the World Health Organization on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, to head the global health agency responsible for marshaling the international […]

A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk, report says – CNN

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The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case – Washington Post

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Experts’ tips for choosing the safest sunscreen – CNN

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Women Not Getting Zika Follow-Up and Budget Threatens Funding, Experts Say – NBCNews.com

Only about a quarter of babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant are getting the recommended follow-up brain scans to make sure they’re OK, a top government expert said Tuesday. And confusion still reigns around the tests used to diagnose Zika in pregnant women — something that’s already been shown to […]

Pediatricians take aim at juice: It ‘has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children’ – Los Angeles Times

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it. If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some water. Sure, juice has some things going for it. It can be […]

In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence – New York Times

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Gender-confirmation surgeries increase after social changes – Washington Post

More than 3,200 transgender surgeries, from “facial and body contouring” to actual “gender reassignment,” were performed in the United States last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said Monday in releasing the first such numbers ever reported. The 2016 total, reflecting a rapid evolution of public attitudes and health coverage, represented a 19 percent […]

Botulism Confirmed in California Nacho Cheese Outbreak – NBCNews.com

Gas station nacho cheese that sickened 10 people and killed one of them was contaminated with botulinum toxin, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed Monday. “The nacho cheese sauce was removed from sale on May 5. (The California Department of Public Health) believes there is no continuing risk to the public,” the agency […]

Could ‘Safer’ Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly? – WebMD

Could ‘Safer’ Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly? – WebMD

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