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Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 8:25pm
(Reuters) - Removing certain provisions tied to the Affordable Care Act, former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, could strike out important consumer protections and potentially harm millions of Americans, a trade association that represents U.S. health insurers said on Friday.
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U.S. suicide prevention programs say more funding needed

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 4:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Efforts to fight suicide in the United States are desperate for additional funding, suicide-prevention experts said, following this week's high profile deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and new statistics showing a growing problem.
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Bourdain, Spade suicides highlight need for new depression drugs

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The suicides this week of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have cast fresh light on the need for more effective treatments for major depression, an area that has been largely abandoned by big pharmaceutical companies.
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Elton John urges social media firms to help end HIV/AIDS stigma

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 3:12pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Paying tribute to Princess Diana, British singer Elton John appealed for an end to the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in a speech on Friday and called on social media platforms to do more to help.
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Closing of oil and coal power plants linked to drop in preterm births

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 12:49pm
(Reuters Health) - The shuttering of eight oil- and coal-fueled electric plants in California was associated with a sizeable decrease in preterm births among women living nearby, researchers say.
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French emergency room tests virtual reality path to pain relief

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 12:14pm
PARIS (Reuters) - The very thought of visiting a hospital emergency department is stressful enough for many people, even without the discomfort or pain of an examination or treatment.
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Brewers see future in high tech, weak beer, cannabis brews

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 11:54am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A 'smart' bottle opener, weak and alcohol-free ales and lagers and cannabis brews - all visions of the future of beer offered at a brewing convention in Brussels this week.
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Experts suggest ways children can get Vitamin D

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 10:13am
(Reuters Health) - Parents and caregivers should be aware of the three ways children can get the vitamin D they need, according to a new resource published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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Bunk bed injuries in college dorms could be avoided

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 10:12am
(Reuters Health) - College students who live in dorms with bunk beds could avoid potential injuries by having the proper equipment for their beds and avoiding alcohol-related risks, suggests a recent U.S. study.
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Low-fat diet tied to improved breast cancer survival odds

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 10:10am
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a U.S. study suggests.
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Why Canada's pot legalization won't stop black-market sales

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 9:26am
TORONTO (Reuters) - Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described "medical" dispensaries in downtown Toronto.
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Philip Morris plans to target Indian smokers with iQOS device: sources

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 1:11am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc is planning to launch its iQOS smoking device in India, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the tobacco giant seeks a foothold in a country with the world's second-biggest smoker population.
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U.S. expands China health alert amid illness reports

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 11:32pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an expanded health alert for all of China amid reports some U.S. diplomats based in the country had experienced a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba.
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Canada clears major hurdle in legalizing recreational marijuana

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 9:37pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group of Seven nation to permit national use of the drug.
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U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 8:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law.
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U.S lawmakers seek answers from new head of WHO's cancer agency

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 4:42pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee called on Thursday for the newly-elected director of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency to testify at a July hearing on its operations in an ongoing dispute about the agency's scientific conclusions.
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Many migraine sufferers skip effective behavioral treatment

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 4:32pm
(Reuters Health) - Even when a headache specialist refers migraine patients for proven behavioral treatments like biofeedback, relaxation training or cognitive behavioral therapy, barely half of them go, suggests a small U.S. study.
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Congo reports first confirmed Ebola case in over a week

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 3:59pm
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease.
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Inducing labor after 41-week pregnancy can save babies' lives

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 12:02pm
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have not delivered by around 41 weeks are less likely to require cesarean section births or to have babies die if their labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a research review suggests.
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Disrupted sleep cycles linked with mood disorders

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
(Reuters Health) - People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests.
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