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VA Hospital May Have Exposed 700+ Patients To HIV??

Filed under: HealthScary!Safety

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Oh shizz.

700+ patients at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C because of accidental reuse of insulin pens. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

Of course, the hospital is trying to downplay this egregious lapse in judgment by saying

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Former World's Fattest Man Wants Skin Removal Surgery!

Filed under: KnifestylesHealthLosing it!

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Paul Mason from Ipswich, England used to be known as the world's fattest man!

He weighed a whopping 980 at his heaviest!

After getting a gastric bypass to shrink his stomach, he was able to drop an unbelievable 600 pounds!

The problem is, now that he's a manageable 350 pounds, he's still got all that extra skin

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Robin Roberts Hits Bone Marrow Transplant Milestone!

Filed under: TwitterHealthCancer

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Robin Roberts had a bone marrow transplant back in September to treat her MDS.

Since then, she's been recovering, getting stronger and healthier each day.

She recently hit a big milestone, and tweeted:

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New Class Of Antibiotics Tested Against Resistant Bacteria!

Filed under: Tech TalkHealthScience!

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We all know how terrifying antibiotic-resistant bacteria is. There's just no good way of fighting it, and it can lead to some seriously horrible things. The worst part is that the mutated bacteria is super easy to pick up — even at hospitals.

Luckily, there's a company called Galapagos that is testing a new class of antibiotics that will combat this type of super bacteria!! Though, it's only a matter of time until the bacteria mutates even stronger, right…?

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Should Morning-After Pills Be Prescribed To Teen Girls??

Filed under: DrugsHealthSex

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Morning after pills, like Plan B, are technically sold over-the-counter.

That means you could pick them up from a pharmacy just like you could Aspirin or something.

But because of federal law, birth control can't be sold to girls under the age of 17.

Girls 16 and younger need a prescription.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that pediatricians routinely talk to their teen patients about emergency birth control and to write them prescriptions for morning-after pills.

So then if a girl does have sex, and regular birth control does fail (exploding condoms), she'll be able to get her pills right away.

Morning-after pills can work up to 120 hours after sex but they work best if taken within the first 24 hours.

The AAP said:

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Inflatable Moonbounces Are Way Dangerous!!

Filed under: InjuryScary!

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A new study is out to ruin one of our favorite childhood activities… bouncing around in an inflatable moonbounce!!

The study found that on average, 31 kids are taking to the emergency room EVERY DAY because of moonbounce injuries.

The most common injuries are either fractured bones or muscle damage:

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Robin Roberts Updates Us After Hospital 'Tune Up'

Filed under: TV NewsHealthScary!

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Robin Roberts is getting stronger and stronger after the bone marrow transplant she had to have, even if she did have about a week's worth of a setback.

You see, she just had to spend multiple days back in the hospital because of a latent virus that many people have and are able to fight off very easily (that's so bonkers to think about!). The only difference is that her immune system had been reset — and is only 59 days old.

Here's what she posted on her blog, telling us not to worry:

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