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  • Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender' - Officials at the CDC are under order by the Trump administration to stop using specific words in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.
  • 10 health questions that had you Googling this year - In 2017, you asked Dr. Google "What is keto diet," "What are opioids," and "What is lupus." Here are some of the top-trending health-related Google searches of the year.
  • Lupus: What you need to know - It's a centuries old disorder that wasn't recognized as worthy of research funding until 2005.
  • '13 Reasons Why' tied to rise in suicide searches online - When it comes to the hit Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," many viewers find themselves on either side of a controversial debate.
  • Ohio bill would prohibit abortions in Down syndrome cases - A bill that could keep women from having abortions after tests reveal that a fetus might have Down syndrome is heading to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk.
  • Does Christmas music turn you into the Grinch? - Does Christmas music put you in the spirit of giving or turn your heart two sizes too small?
  • Seven filthy food habits and how dirty they really are - Yum, who's hungry for a slice of cake loaded with bacteria? A chip dipped in both salsa and bacteria? Mmm, what about a piece of toast that just fell on the bacteria-covered floor?
  • After officer adopts opioid-addicted baby, mom's struggle continues -
  • How an 'ugly,' unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America - AR-15 style rifles have been used in some of the most notorious mass killings in recent history: Aurora, Vegas, Texas, San Bernardino.
  • Boy with cancer inspires family to start organic farm - Eleven years ago, the Tyson family seemed to have it all. Nicole and Scott Tyson had just bought land in Sharpsburg, Georgia, to build their dream home. They envisioned starting a small farm, with a place for their kids to play.
  • Opioid tramadol destabilizes, fuels terror in parts of Africa, UN warns - The illegal trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of West Africa, especially in the Sahel region, where it is fueling terror groups and providing revenue for them to carry out attacks, UN officials and security experts say.
  • Hemophilia trial finds promising cure - A gene-therapy trial by London researchers has seen remarkable success in finding a long-term cure for hemophilia A.
  • Surgeon admits to branding initials on patients' livers - An accomplished British surgeon has admitted branding two of his patients' livers with his initials.
  • MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar crackdown - At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in attacks during the first month of a military crackdown in Myanmar in late August, Médecins Sans Frontières estimates.
  • Cannabidiol is 'not likely to be abused,' WHO says - Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against synthetic opioid carfentanil.