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One might say some Brazilian gangsters are pro-vaxxers, as a group held two nurses hostage so that their impoverished community in Rio de Janeiro could receive yellow fever vaccinations. (International Business Times)
The first transgender woman to breastfeed managed to do so exclusively for 6 weeks after months of hormone therapy. (The Washington Post)
China reported the first human case of H7N4 avian influenza. (Reuters)
A California state senator introduced a bill that would let minors take medical marijuana at school. (ABC7)
Video games can help stroke patients recover their motor skills as a complement to physical therapy. (ScienceDaily)
Anthem backtracked on a policy instituted for its Missouri plans that would deny payment for emergency treatment subsequently found to have been unnecessary, but the American College of Emergency Physicians said the insurer needs to do more.
More exercise of the affected side can help stroke survivors with one-sided weakness move with more control. (Medical Xpress)
The state of Idaho said last month it would allow insurance plans that violate the Affordable Care Act, and now Blue Cross is offering some. (Pacific Standard)
More fallout from the sexual assault scandal involving physician Larry Nassar: Michigan State University is undergoing an administrative reorganization aimed at improving students’ healthcare. (Lansing State Journal)
Two men died while ice-fishing, apparently when one suffered a heart attack and fell into the water, and the other jumped in to save him. (The Herald Bulletin)
Pittsburgh institutions are pouring money into efforts to make the city a hub for medical research. (Geekwire)
A nonprofit group and the University of California San Francisco look to art to help tackle obesity and type 2 diabetes. (New York Times)
A child was removed from home after being given a “miracle mineral solution” — household bleach — to cure autism. (Fox News)
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