Charlie Gard’s parents drop request to bring terminally-ill infant home – CNN

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Major new study connects football, brain injuries – SFGate

Caption Close This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical [...]

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children – Chicago Tribune

Children whose sexual characteristics don’t neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to change their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault, as never before. The American Medical Association [...]

Sperm counts of Western men plummeting, analysis finds – CNN

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Washington State Health Department misfires on anti-pot message targeting Latinos – The Cannabist

By The Associated Press YAKIMA, Wash. — The Washington Department of Health is apologizing after some people were offended by anti-marijuana messaging aimed at Latino youth in the Yakima area. The public health campaign includes advertisements and at least one billboard that says, “We don’t need pot to have fun,” and “We’re Hispanics … We’re [...]

Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die – ABC News

Charlie Gard’s mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby’s father take their critically ill son home to die. Lawyers for the family of the 11-month-old infant and the hospital treating him appeared in Britain’s High Court, a day after Charlie’s parents said they were dropping [...]

US: Surgery on intersex children unnecessary, risks lifelong suffering – Windy City Times

( Chicago, July 25, 2017 ) — Doctors in the United States continue to perform medically unnecessary surgeries that can inflict permanent harm on intersex children, Human Rights Watch and interACT said in a report released today. Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when [...]

The latest brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn’t have CTE. – Washington Post

Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday. In all, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System examined 202 brains that [...]

Scientists Report a Rare Case of HIV Remission – New York Times

While other children saw their viral loads rebound, the girl still has no detectable H.I.V. in her blood, researchers said. But a reservoir of virus was found in a few immune cells, although none of it was deemed capable of replicating, they said. Hope that early treatment could suppress H.I.V. indefinitely was first raised in [...]

More evidence treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex while the world awaits a vaccine – CNN

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