Category Archives: Health

North Carolina rebuffs transgender bathroom law repeal

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature on Wednesday rejected a bid to repeal a state law restricting bathroom access for transgender people, which has drawn…

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FDA approves Pfizer ointment for itchy skin condition

By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration on Wednesday said it approved Pfizer Inc's ointment to treat mild to moderate cases of the itchy skin condition…

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Rugby-Broadhurst still battling concussion symptoms after 15 months

WELLINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – One test All Blacks lock James Broadhurst is still suffering from symptoms of concussion after 15 months out of rugby & is to step away…

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Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher

By Lisa Rapaport Smokers who go through much less than a pack of cigarettes a day still have a higher risk of an early death than non-smokers, a new study…

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Cancer drugs may remain approved despite lack of benefit

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – – In the United States, cancer drugs are sometimes approved through sped-up processes – & they often stay approved even if after studies…

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Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country's first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern…

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Regulators, railroads target sleep apnea in wake of crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Engineers suffering from sleep apnea must have the fatigue-inducing disorder under control before they will be allowed to operate trains for the New Jersey commuter railroad…

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UN agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight

GENEVA (AP) — Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration & prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne…

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Depression becoming more common among U.S. teens

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The number of U.S. adolescents & young adults with untreated depression may be on the rise, a recent study suggests. For youth ages 12…

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