Category Archives: Health

Advice to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus is naive, activists say

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in El Salvador & Colombia are being cautioned to avoid pregnancy due to the potentially dangerous Zika virus, yet little access…

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U.S. moms-to-be seek reassurance about Zika after trips abroad

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. doctors are fielding a spate of calls from expectant mothers who recently traveled to countries affected by the Zika virus & fear possible…

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U.S. adds more countries to Zika travel alert

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infection with Zika, a…

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What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare tropical disease is spreading in parts of Latin America & the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness yet is now…

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More evidence HIV/AIDS fight requires multiple approaches

By Andrew M. Seaman A currently available pill could significantly curb new HIV infections among gay & bisexual men in the UK, if prevention & treatment programs are moreover expanded,…

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Battleground Colorado enters 2016 with abortion debates

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans could be forgiven for thinking that several years of fiery political contests over abortion & reproductive rights, which helped Democrats win several elections in this…

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Fr House Speaker Hastert seeks sentencing delay due to poor health

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, convicted last year of a financial crime, asked on Friday for a delay in his sentencing due to poor health. Hastert…

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At least two dead, student held in Canada school shooting: reports

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – At least two people were killed in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan, Canada, on Friday & a student is…

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E-cigarettes tied to reduced odds of quitting smoking

By Andrew M. Seaman People who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are less likely to quit traditional cigarettes than people who don't use the devices, suggests a fresh look at…

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California lethal injection plan spurs capital punishment fight

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Advocates & opponents of capital punishment sparred on Friday over California's proposed new lethal injection protocol, highlighting deep divisions in a state that…

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