Lindsey Bever, Washington Post

Lindsey Bever

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Past articles by Lindsey:

Conversion therapy associated with severe psychological distress in transgender people, study says

Transgender people who had been exposed to conversion therapy were twice as likely to attempt suicide as those who had never undergone such therapies, a new study shows. → Read More

There's no 'gay gene,' but genetics are linked to same-sex behavior, study says

However genetics, along with environment, play a part in shaping sexuality, a massive new study shows. → Read More

Heart disease progress is slowing or stalling, study says. Obesity is likely to blame.

Death rates from heart disease, diabetes and stroke have been decreasing, but the rates are not decreasing as much as they once were — amplifying concerns that the obesity epidemic is undoing progress in the fight for heart health. → Read More

Officials: Nearly 100 Cases of a Mysterious Lung Illness Could Be Linked to Vaping

State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young adults. → Read More

Mystery lung illness linked to vaping. Health officials investigating nearly 100 possible cases.

State and federal health officials are investigating dozens of cases of mystery lung illnesses related to vaping in young people across the country. The states include California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. → Read More

FDA’s proposed new cigarette warnings are scary. That’s the point.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed graphic health warnings for cigarette packages to raise further awareness about smoking risks. → Read More

Family of 2-month-old El Paso orphan said they wanted to share their pain with Trump

Tito Anchondo wishes people would stop politicizing his family’s tragedy. Anchondo, who lost his beloved brother and sister-in-law in the rampage outside an El Paso Walmart on Saturday, said he chose to take his orphaned nephew to University Medical Center of El Paso on Wednesday to meet the president and first lady. The 2-month-old suffered two broken fingers in the shooting but survived after… → Read More

Do Video Games And Mental Illness Cause Mass Shootings? Here's The Science

Every time a mass shooting occurs, the country talks about mental health. Many politicians are quick to point to the shooters' disturbed minds. News reporters probe for "loner" tendencies or signs of instability. → Read More

One-third of toddlers exposed to Zika in the womb suffer developmental problems, study says

Children born without microcephaly still suffered developmental problems, although some improved. → Read More

Officials Warn About 'Crypto', a Parasite That Can Live in a Pool For Days

Federal public health officials are urging people to take precautions to protect themselves against a microscopic parasite that can live for days in swimming pools and water playgrounds and cause severe intestinal problems. → Read More

CDC warns swimmers about ‘Crypto,’ a parasite that can live for days in pools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a rise in the number of outbreaks caused by the fecal parasite Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto.” → Read More

New HPV vaccine recommendation for people through age 45

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend HPV vaccination for women and men ages 27 through 45. → Read More

Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery

A massive fire broke out at a crude oil refinery in Philadelphia early Friday morning, rocking the area with explosions and shooting flames into the sky. There were no immediate reports of injuries, authorities said. The fire erupted shortly before 4 a.m. at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, which claims to be the largest oil refining complex on the East Coast, producing… → Read More

A starving polar bear that was seen scavenging for food in an industrial city has been captured

A polar bear, initially believed to have wandered hundreds of miles from the Arctic, instead may have been raised in captivity by pelt traders, experts say. → Read More

Think you know how a lightbulb works? Wait until you see this GE how-to video.

A how-to video from GE Lighting has gone viral, showing users how to reset C by GE lightbulbs. → Read More

A starving polar bear wandered into a city, scavenging for food hundreds of miles from home

A polar bear, described as sick and starving, wandered into the Russian city Norilsk, searching the streets and a local garbage dump for food, reports say. → Read More

A Trump supporter was arrested after smacking a reporter’s phone. ‘MAGA,’ a GOP lawmaker responded.

State Rep. Anthony Sabatini said he comments “MAGA” on all of the Sentinel’s coverage and wanted to push back on what he considered the news outlet’s “ridiculous” coverage of the rally. → Read More

Phoenix family who had guns pulled on them wants police officers fired, not a ‘half-apology’

Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper are calling for justice after police pulled weapons and threatened to shoot them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a bargain store, they say. → Read More

Magician drowns while attempting Houdini-inspired river escape

Magician Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name, Jadugar Mandrake, was found dead in the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. → Read More

Watch Anderson Cooper’s heartbreaking eulogy to ‘Gloria Vanderbilt, my mom’

CNN's Anderson Cooper said his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, "died as she lived — on her own terms.” → Read More