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Monday, October 18th, 2021 Health Headlines


Official: Czech president can't perform duties due to health

A Czech official says health problems are preventing Czech President Milos Zeman from carrying out his duties. The speaker of the Czech Senate said Monday that a letter he received from Prague’s mili…

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EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

The Biden administration is launching a wide-ranging strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds used in products including cookware, carpets and firefighting foams. Environmental Protection Agen…

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Rights watchdog faults Malta for abortion, journalist safety

A European human rights watchdog is recommending that Malta legalize abortion, improve gender equality and implement reforms to protect journalists. The Council of Europe’s rights commissioner made a…

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Health Beat

Health Beat: DTM to control chronic back pain

Eighty percent of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime, and of those people, a good portion will experience pain that lasts for three months or more, affecting their everyday tasks. Now, a new device is allowing patients to take back control while reducing their pain.

Health Beat: Racial disparities in statin use

Our bodies need cholesterol to produce cells, but high levels can cause plaque to build up in the arteries. Medications, called statins, can lower the production of lipids, the so-called bad cholesterol, but a new study finds racial disparity in statin usage, which could hamper heart disease prevention.

Life Lessons

To the moon and beyond: A giant leap forward for women

How can parents inspire young women to study science and reach for the stars?

Hope for new moms: Breakthrough treatments to battle postpartum depression

'Just know that it will get better.'

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