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‘Vaginal rejuvenation’ laser treatments can cause burns and pain, FDA warns

‘Vaginal rejuvenation’ laser treatments can cause burns and pain, FDA warns

Paul Banwell, consultant plastic surgeon and member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, shared the FDA's concerns: "There has been an exponential rise in the interest in women's health and sexual well-being and whilst this should be encouraged, it is vital that any educational and treatment initiatives are provided in a sensitive manner free of any misleading or marketing hyperbole".


‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

In a special study published by The Economist in April, the magazine argued in in favor of a universal health care system, stating that poor and rich would benefit from it. "But, $32.6 trillion in higher federal spending and taxes over 10 years, which sounds scary". "It's a surprisingly positive view of Medicare for All from a very conservative research institute", Larry Levitt, a health-care expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said of the Mercatus report.


Rule takes effect banning smoking in public housing

Rule takes effect banning smoking in public housing

Members of those communities have mixed feelings about the ban. The city initially rolled out a policy in July 2015 that prohibited residents from smoking inside the units. This, after a number of homes caught on fire because of indoor smoking. "Smoking actually damages the units, whether it's the paint or the cabinets", he said.


Man’s legs and hands were amputated because of dog’s saliva

Man’s legs and hands were amputated because of dog’s saliva

Greg Manteufel of West Bend lost both legs and both hands last month. Greg Manteufel, 48, went to the hospital on June 27 after he began exhibiting flu-like symptoms and, within hours of being admitted, he went into septic shock, according to a GoFundMe page started on his behalf.


West Nile virus found in almost 20 towns in Delaware County

West Nile virus found in almost 20 towns in Delaware County

Most people infected with the virus show no symptoms of illness but some develop symptoms such as high fever and nausea. Meanwhile, in Kendall County, three more mosquito batches were found infected in Yorkville on July 16. In extreme cases, especially involving those 60 or older or who have previous medical conditions, the disease can cause brain inflammation, neck stiffness, seizures, coma and death.


ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting

And then there's this: CBS News was reporting all day Tuesday that "investigators in Canada" were digging into "indications" suggesting Hussain may have visited and even expressed support for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) websites, though, the story said , there was no indication he'd been directed to carry out the attack.