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Rome Doctors Warn of Health Hazards from City's Garbage Woes

Rome Doctors Warn of Health Hazards from City's Garbage Woes

By Giada Zampano | Jun 26
Doctors in Rome are warning of possible health hazards caused by overflowing trash bins in the city's streets, as the Italian capital struggles with a renewed garbage emergency aggravated by the summer heat.

San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarettes

San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarettes

Jun 26
San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday.

In Secret, Seniors Discuss 'Rational Suicide'

In Secret, Seniors Discuss 'Rational Suicide'

By Melissa Bailey | Jun 25
Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death?

Health Care Price Transparency? Fool's Gold or Money in Your Pocket?

Health Care Price Transparency? Fool's Gold or Money in Your Pocket?

Jun 25
The problems in health care are far deeper than just knowledge about hospital charges that few will ever pay.

Psychoanalists Apologize for Treating Homosexuality as Illness

Psychoanalists Apologize for Treating Homosexuality as Illness

By Sam Cronin | Jun 24
The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has apologized publicly for its previous classification of homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its mistakes contributed to discrimination and trauma.

Surgeons' Opioid-Prescribing Habits Are Hard To Kick

Surgeons' Opioid-Prescribing Habits Are Hard To Kick

By Julie Appleby, Elizabeth Lucas | Jun 24
As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief.

Keep Your Canine Out of Your Cannabis

Keep Your Canine Out of Your Cannabis

By Laura Klivans, KQED | Jun 24
As weed has become easier for people to get, it has also become a hazard for dogs.

An Expert Reveals Why ED Treatment Succeeds with GAINSWave Technology

An Expert Reveals Why ED Treatment Succeeds with GAINSWave Technology

Jun 21
Treating the cause of erectile dysfunction instead of just treating the symptoms has eluded many — until now.

Why You Should Take a Peek at Your Doctor's Notes on Your Health

Why You Should Take a Peek at Your Doctor's Notes on Your Health

By Victoria Knight | Jun 21
A research project in Boston, called OpenNotes, encourages doctors to share their notes with patients. On the flip side, it invites patients to ask for access to their doctor's notes.

Curing Cancer: Easy Politics, Difficult Science

Curing Cancer: Easy Politics, Difficult Science

By Shefali Luthra | Jun 21
It's a compelling promise. After all, who could be against curing the nation's second-leading cause of death? If only it were that simple. Here are three reasons "let's cure cancer" is very easy for politicians to say but very hard to accomplish.

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