Category Archives: Health

U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half a million women & girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold…

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Delayed deaths declining among pediatric cancer survivors

By Gene Emery It's long been known that cancer survivors — people alive five years after diagnosis — face a higher risk of premature death, & doctors have made efforts…

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Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer. Don't expect miracles in the…

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Q&A: Legionnaires' disease adds to water concerns in Flint

DETROIT (AP) — A water crisis in Flint has focused mostly on the impact of drinking supplies containing lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources…

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Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death

Sellia (Italy) (AFP) – The Grim Reaper has received his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly & dwindling population to…

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Haier nears deal to buy GE's appliances business for over $4 billion: WSJ

(Reuters) – China's Haier Electronics Group Co Ltd <1169.HK> is nearing a deal to buy General Electric Co's appliances business for more than $4 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported,…

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Michigan National Guard, FEMA help Flint amid water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Members of the Michigan National Guard began arriving in Flint on Wednesday for briefings on the drinking water crisis, ahead of a larger contingent of Guardsmen…

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Scientist argues her case for UK licence to 'edit' human embryos

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – A scientist set out her argument on Wednesday for being given a British licence to conduct controversial experiments which would alter the DNA of…

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Scientist argues her case for UK license to "edit" human embryos

By Kate Kelland LONDON – A scientist set out her argument on Wednesday for being given a British license to conduct controversial experiments which would alter the DNA of human…

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Paroxetine in early pregnancy once again linked to birth defects

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Women who take the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat) early in pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a review of…

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