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Morning Break: Stop Questioning Trump’s Mental Health; Patient Dumping on Video; Best Little Pot Town

Morning Break: Stop Questioning Trump’s Mental Health; Patient Dumping on Video; Best Little Pot Town

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Officials in the Philippines are exhuming the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a vaccine (Dengvaxia) against the disease. (Reuters)

A man taking a late night stroll used his phone to capture video of hospital security guards from the University of Maryland Medical Center “dumping” a wheelchair-bound woman, clad only in a hospital gown, at a bus stop. Hospital officials say they are shocked but are investigating the incident.

Elizabeth Barrett will run the oncology program at Novartis. (Endpoints News)

Trump’s mental health is beside the point, argues The New York Times editorial board.

Canadian officials: Suspicious health ailments that plagued diplomats and their families at the embassy in Cuba remain elusive. (Reuters)

A saline shortage is crippling some hospitals’ treatment of flu patients. (Associated Press)

Journal retracts “hopelessly flawed” paper linking cell phone radiation to pain. (Retraction Watch

ABFM-funded MOC study proposes alternative hypothesis on why family docs aren’t recertifying. (Authentic Medicine)

Here’s the takeaway from an analysis of all 2017 FDA adcomms. (Eye on FDA)

How researchers’ gender skews results time after time. (NPR)

Meet the unlikely little town in Texas on the frontier of medical marijuana. (The Atlantic)

Can you guess how organ transplants reached an all time high in 2017? (Time)

Check out what Fitbit saw from its users during the earthquake last week. (State of Health)

Just launched: Toxicdocs.org hosts “millions of pages of previously classified documents” on industrial toxic waste including such usual suspects as asbestos, benzene, and lead. (Undark)

Artificial intelligence might be able to fix what’s wrong with IVF. (Scientific American)

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