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Despite Growing Trend, Doctors Warn Against Women Eating Their Placenta

KHN Morning Briefing

Proponents have said eating placenta reduces pain, improves mood and energy level, increases milk production, but scientists find any evidence to support those claims lacking. In other public health news: diabetes during pregnancy, other viruses to look out for this flu season, concussions in teenagers, infectious diseases, and postpartum depression.

Google Faces Backlash From Eating Disorder Specialists After Adding Calorie Counts To Maps

KHN Morning Briefing

The feature showed how many calories a person would burn walking instead of driving to their new location. But experts warned that it could be triggering to those suffering from an eating disorder. In other public health news: obsessive compulsive disorder, diabetes, patients’ bigoted remarks, obesity, HIV and dementia.

Case Of Undocumented Pregnant Girl Part Of Larger Administration Trend To Interfere With Abortions

KHN Morning Briefing

For the last seven months, the Health and Human Services Department has intervened to prevent abortions sought by girls at federally funded shelters, even in cases of rape and incest and when the teen had a way to pay for the procedure. In other news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he’ll bring the 20-week abortion ban to the floor, a look at how the administration’s birth control mandate will affect consumers and teens speak up for pregnancy prevention programs.

Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws Following Reports That He Helped Undermine DEA’s Power On Opioids

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President Donald Trump says in a tweet that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) withdrew his name from contention to be the next drug czar after a Washington Post and “60 Minutes” report revealed deep ties to the drug industry. Many lawmakers voiced strong objections to the nomination and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called for a repeal of a controversial law pushed by Marino that hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to regulate opioids.