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Thawed, fresh embryos work equally well in many women

January 10, 2018 - 5:09pm
(Reuters Health) - - Women with infertility unrelated to a common hormonal disorder may have more options when they try in-vitro fertilization, two large new studies show.
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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk

January 10, 2018 - 5:03pm
(Reuters Health) - - Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests.
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Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

January 10, 2018 - 4:15pm
(Reuters) - Vermont's senate on Wednesday passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, which would make the state the first in the nation to do so through the legislative process rather than a ballot initiative.
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Many women uninformed about breast cancer surgery options

January 10, 2018 - 3:32pm
(Reuters Health) - - Women with breast cancer often feel rushed to make a decision about surgery, and some of them might benefit from more time and better educational materials to inform their treatment choices, two recent studies suggest.
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Judge deals setback to Cherokee Nation lawsuit over opioids

January 10, 2018 - 2:44pm
TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in Oklahoma has dealt a blow to a Cherokee Nation lawsuit seeking to stop the flow of addictive opioid painkillers in its territory by issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent the case from being heard in tribal court.
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Canada says no conclusion on cause of unusual health issues in Cuba

January 10, 2018 - 2:25pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not been able to identify what is behind unusual health symptoms, such as nausea and nosebleeds, reported by some diplomatic personnel and their family members in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday.
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Mom’s age at birth linked to daughter’s later childlessness

January 10, 2018 - 12:59pm
(Reuters Health) - - Moms who have children later in life are more likely to have daughters who don’t have kids, according to a new study.
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Namibia resumes poultry imports from Belgium

January 10, 2018 - 12:50pm
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has lifted a ban on poultry from Belgium after outbreaks of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the Western European country caused trade to be suspended in June, the government said on Wednesday.
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No conclusions on cause of health symptoms at embassy in Cuba: Canada official

January 10, 2018 - 11:31am
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not reached any conclusions on what has caused unusual health symptoms in some diplomatic personnel and their families at the country's embassy in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday.
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College students see drowsy driving as legally safe

January 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Reuters Health - Although driving while sleepy is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, college students may see it as unavoidable and not legally risky, a small study suggests.
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Namibia bans food imports from cholera-hit Zambia

January 10, 2018 - 10:23am
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - The Namibian government has provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighboring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 60 lives so far.
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Bayer, J&J win reversal of $28 million verdict in Xarelto lawsuit

January 10, 2018 - 8:24am
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said.
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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter

January 10, 2018 - 3:34am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.
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Florida judge blocks abortion delay law, rules it unconstitutional

January 9, 2018 - 7:32pm
(Reuters) - A Florida judge on Tuesday permanently blocked and declared unconstitutional a law requiring a woman to delay an abortion by at least 24 hours after making a visit to a doctor who would have to inform her of possible risks of the procedure.
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Human antibodies made in cows could be developed to treat MERS

January 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the fatal viral disease, MERS.
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U.S. appeals court upholds Tennessee anti-abortion vote

January 9, 2018 - 4:38pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the validity of a 2014 Tennessee ballot measure that removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution.
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Obesity linked with disability after joint surgery

January 9, 2018 - 4:24pm
(Reuters Health) - People who undergo joint surgery, such as joint replacements for arthritis, are more likely to become dependent in the years following surgery if they are obese, researchers say.
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U.S. lawsuit says Wal-Mart deceived buyers of organic eggs

January 9, 2018 - 3:58pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc misled U.S. shoppers by selling organic eggs laid by hens raised in enclosed structures under package labels that said the birds had access to the outdoors, a federal lawsuit alleged on Monday.
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Bluebird to seek approvals for three treatments by end of 2019

January 9, 2018 - 3:18pm
(Reuters) - U.S. biotech bluebird bio Inc, which does not yet have any marketed products, expects to be able to file for regulatory approval of three novel treatments by the end of 2019, chief executive Nick Leschly announced on Tuesday.
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Canada, Europe surpass U.S. in published surgical research

January 9, 2018 - 3:09pm
(Reuters Health) - The U.S., once the world leader in published randomized controlled trials by surgeons, is now outpaced by Canada, the UK and other countries, according to a report in JAMA Surgery.
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