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US fails to weaken UN references to sexual health

The United States has failed in an attempt to water down references to "sexual and reproductive health" in a proposed U.N. resolution despite support from China and many Islamic countries

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Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns
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Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke from major wildfires is spreading into California cities and raising concerns about the impact on people's health

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder
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Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with PTSD in a small experiment

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State sued over involuntary psychiatric boarding

The New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of mental health patients being involuntarily held in hospital emergency departments

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More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it

More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health
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More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

Trump administration allowing states to seek Medicaid funds to expand inpatient mental health care

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger
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New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

New U.S. guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
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Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Top news at an American Heart Association conference focuses on what does and does not help prevent heart attacks and other problems

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
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Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D

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Illinois police face barriers to mental health treatment

Advocates say Illinois police are still facing major hurdles when seeking mental health treatment despite the passage of a state law that aims to remove obstacles