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Black lung disease is scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling coal dust over a long period of time. According to WebMD, 16 percent of coal miners may eventually develop health issues in their lungs from inhaling coal dust.

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Man is furious after seeing a picture of his amputated leg on a tobacco warning label.

C’mon people, there is no shortage of actual smoking victims.

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In over 80 countries, tobacco products are labeled with disturbing photos to illustrate the dangers of using them. Buy a pack of cigarettes in Europe and you’re likely to see a grotesque photo of tar-damaged lungs, various cancers or a foot with amputated toes.

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Scientists cured HIV in mice. They say a human cure could be next.

Scientists used gene-editing technology to cure the mice.

he blood samples for the PCR testing for HIV for infants are gathered at the local clinics and hospitals in Malawi. © Karin Schermbrucker/UNICEF

Close to 37 million people living with HIV could be impacted by a new studypublished in Nature Communications earlier this week.

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When rescue teams can’t get an ambulance to a remote area where someone has been hurt, they send a helicopter to bring the injured person to a local hospital.

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Doctor explains why he checks dead patient's Facebook before notifying their parents.

Louis M. Profeta MD explains why he looks at the Facebook accounts of dead patients before talking their parents.

Losing a loved one is easily the worst moments you'll face in your life. But it can also affect the doctors who have to break it to a patient's friends and family. Louis M. Profeta MD, an Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Emergency Physicians in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently took to LinkedIn to share the reason he looks at a patient's Facebook page before telling their parents they've passed.

The post, titled “I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile Before I Tell Your Mother You’re Dead,” has attracted thousands of likes and comments.

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Male birth control pill passes human safety test.

A breakthrough that could change sex forever.

More than 50-years-ago, the female birth control pill was heralded as a revolutionary step forward in women’s empowerment. And the ensuing evidence goes a long way toward supporting that claim. Recent figures cited by Planned Parenthood show that investments in family planning equate to good government:

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