Category Archives: Health

Ex-VW chairman Piech refuses to testify in German emissions inquiry

HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) – Ex-Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> Chairman Ferdinand Piech, who resigned after a showdown with former chief executive Martin Winterkorn, has refused to testify to German lawmakers investigating a possible government's…

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Will colicky babies benefit from acupuncture?

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Colicky babies may cry less after treatment with a scaled-back version of acupuncture, according to a new study – yet the results are…

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Governor says there's less of him to hate: He lost 50 pounds

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says he had weight loss surgery & jokes now "there's 50 less pounds of me to hate." The fiery Republican revealed the bariatric…

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U.S. states mull contraception coverage as Obamacare repeal looms

By Jilian Mincer (Reuters) – Growing numbers of U.S. states are seeking to ensure that women have continued access to free birth control in case the insurance benefit is dropped…

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Gun was given back to Florida shooting suspect last month

By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – Police in Alaska took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, yet they…

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California pays for inmate's gender reassignment surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A transgender California prison inmate who was born male yet identifies as female underwent gender-reassignment surgery paid for by the state this week in what is…

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Czechs cull thousands of poultry near bird flu outbreaks

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech authorities ordered a cull of thousands of chickens & ducks around outbreaks of bird flu on two small farms in the southeast on Friday, as reports…

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U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the…

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Fighting Haiti's cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The cholera outbreak that hit Haiti after Hurricane Matthew slammed the island has been contained yet persists due to lack of funding, according to the United Nations….

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