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New Faith-Based Trump Rule Lets Doctors Refuse To Perform Abortions and Transitions

President Donald Trump announced a new rule Thursday that would protect medical providers who object to certain procedures, such as abortions and gender transitions, for moral or religious reasons, threatening trans people and patients seeking reproductive health care. “Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based […]

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10 Things Dermatologists Refuse to Use on Their Hands

Beauty Lisa LombardiJan 04 Marissa LaliberteJan 04 Skin pros share the exact things they avoid for healthy, younger-looking hands in winter—and year-round. Antibacterial soap DrMadra/Shutterstock “When I’m not at work, I avoid hand sanitizers that contain triclosan because there’s a risk of increasing the growth of multidrug-resistant bacteria—so-called superbugs. Triclosan can also cause significant skin […]

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Severe Chickenpox Outbreak Hits School Where Many Parents Refuse Vaccines

A private school in North Carolina has reportedly been hit by the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in over two decades. Buncombe County’s health department suggested that parents claiming religious exemptions to the state’s vaccination requirements have contributed to the outbreak at the Asheville Waldorf School, CNN reports. As of Friday, officials documented at least 36 […]