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Sleep Apnea

The symptoms are common. Snoring. Daytime sleepiness. Repeated awakening during the night. Weight gain. The feeling of gasping and choking. These are some of the symptoms of sleep apnea, one of the most common and potentially damaging sleep disorders. It is also one of the most treatable. Sleep apnea affects …

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Court To Rule On Sex Reassignment Surgery For Idaho Inmate

Editor’s Note: This story includes accounts of self-harm and attempted suicide. On a late afternoon in September 2015, a 27-year-old transgender inmate named Adree Edmo wrote a note in her cinder block prison cell at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. She insisted that what she was about to do was …

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Dental assistant found guilty of sexually abusing minor during surgery

A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery. Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then-17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled June 21. Court documents detail that in 2017, the unidentified …

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Missing wombs: the health scandal enslaving families in rural India

KARAULI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Farm laborer Dharmendra Meena’s first year of marriage with his wife Vaijanti in northwest India was “beautiful and carefree”. But their first pregnancy changed everything. First came the infection during childbirth, then the stark choice presented by a visiting doctor: undergo a “life-saving” hysterectomy …

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