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Yes, Viruses Used To Be Named After Places. Here’s Why They Aren’t Anymore.

Despite repeated advice from the medical community that naming diseases after their place of origin has no benefit and actually causes harm, President Donald Trump and some conservative media figures continue to use the phrase “Chinese Virus” to describe the new coronavirus. In 2015, the World Health Organization issued new guidelines for naming new infectious diseases […]

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FDA Bans Shock Devices Used On Patients With Mental Disabilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. The announcement from the Food and Drug Administration follows years of pressure from disability rights groups and mental health experts who have called the treatment outdated, ineffective and unethical. The agency first announced […]