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Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:32
The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities.

Pediatricians share migrant children's disturbing drawings of their time in US custody

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 20:11
Pediatricians shared disturbing images drawn by migrant children who were recently separated from their parents while in US Customs and Border Protection custody. The drawings show people behind bars and in cages. The pictures were drawn last week by three children, ages 10 and 11, at Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, after being released by CBP.

Homeland Security doctor says he's giving migrant children the care he'd want for his own kids

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 19:36
A senior government official said he is proud of the medical care being given to migrant children in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection.

They saw a man about to jump off a highway overpass. Cell phone video captured what happened next.

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 21:41
Jen Principe and Toni Musso were stuck in traffic when they spotted a man standing on the ledge of a highway overpass. They called 911, and drove off. Then, Principe remembered Kevin Hines' story and immediately turned around.

Doctors describe black box of medical care in detention facilities: 'That is not medical care. That's malpractice'

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 13:22
Pediatricians who have volunteered to work with migrants in El Paso, Texas, are walled off from any contact with "whoever is providing the medical care to these individuals" in government run migrant detention centers, pediatrician Dr. Carlos Gutierrez said Tuesday.

Border Patrol often misses early signs of illness in migrant children, doctor says

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:08
By the time Dr. Roberto "Bert" Johansson saw the toddler in the emergency room, she was vomiting, feverish, dehydrated and desperately ill with acute gastroenteritis.

'The spirit is undaunted': Portraits showcase strength of senior athletes

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 21:13
After her first knee replacement surgery, Kathy Meares was told that she could never run again. She was 36 years old and an avid runner. Meares was devastated.

Half of tobacco and vape shops don't ID teens, undercover research finds

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:29
An undercover operation in California found that half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check IDs for teens purchasing e-cigarettes and other nicotine products, despite a state law raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21.

San Francisco passes ban on e-cigarette sales, a US first

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 08:48
San Francisco will become the first US city to effectively ban e-cigarette sales, after the city's board of supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance Tuesday.

Could the poo of elite athletes provide an ingredient to improve physical performance?

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 00:16
Great athletes not only have heart, they have guts -- special guts. Boston Marathon runners and Olympic athletes have higher than usual amounts of Veillonella bacteria in their digestive tract following races, a new study finds. When mice consumed the Veillonella, their treadmill runs were better than those of mice not given the same bacterial diet, according to new research published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine.

Stoned and beaten up for fighting Ebola

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 10:05
When Ebola first struck this city of more than a 100,000 people last September, many here didn't believe it was real.

Contemplating suicide, this Marine turned to yoga to save his life

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:23
Marine Justin Blazejewski rolls out his yoga mat over a dock floating along the banks of the Potomac River. It's a sunny weekday morning inside the DC beltway, where he lives and works as a military contractor.

Bill proposes fully covering HIV-prevention drug PrEP

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 05:01
US Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing a bill to reduce the transmission of HIV by encouraging the use of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug that's more than 92% effective in preventing new infections. If it becomes law, PrEP would be free to most patients.

Missouri's last abortion clinic defies state law just before a decision on the clinic's fate

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:25
The drama unfolding in Missouri could have a ripple effect across the country as more states enact new laws on abortion access.

Why you should learn Mental Health First Aid

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 03:25
One in five adults in the US lives with a mental health problem according to the National Institute of Mental Health - but most don't seek out professional help. That's where Mental Health First Aid - an eight-hour workshop - hopes to fill the gap.