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Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump underwent a three-hour examination in his first medical check-up since becoming US president. It comes after the release of a controversial book fuelled speculation about the president’s mental health. Speaking to reporters during a White House briefing on Tuesday, Dr…

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I was sexually abused by ex-US team doctor – Biles

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child sex abuse images and has also admitted assaulting gymnasts. “I know this horrific experience does not define me, I am much more than this,” said Biles, 20. Three former US Olympians have accused Nassar of sexual abuse under the guise…

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Trump gets 'excellent health” report from WH doctor

President Donald Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the examination “went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday.” Trump spent about three hours at the medical facility in Bethesda,…

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States with high levels of doctor visits due to flu-like symptoms doubled: CDC

A new report released by the CDC today is showing that flu season is getting worse and fast. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of states reporting high levels of doctor visits due to flu-like symptoms more than doubled in the last week, from 10 to 21. Those 21 states experiencing high activity: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. The South and West reported seeing…

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Jodie Whittaker makes first appearance as Doctor Who

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jodie Whittaker has made her debut as the first female Time Lord in the Christmas special of Doctor Who. Given the role in July, the new Doctor succeeds Peter Capaldi to become the 13th Time Lord. The 35-year-old Broadchurch star said she was “beyond excited” to take up the role and the offer had been “overwhelming, as a feminist”. Whittaker will fully begin her role next year alongside Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole. Capaldi, who has had the role since 2013,…

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Doctor accused in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses

A Pennsylvania doctor who prescribed nearly 3 million doses of opioids during a recent 19-month period has been charged with causing the overdose deaths of five people, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The U.S. attorney’s office in Harrisburg said Dr. Raymond Kraynak, 60, of Mount Carmel, was indicted on five counts of drug delivery resulting in death, 12 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and two counts of using his doctor’s offices as “drug-involved premises.” Prosecutors said a state monitoring program identified Kraynak as having issued the most opioid…

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