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China says U.S. should do more to cut its 'enormous' opioid demand

December 28, 2017 - 10:53pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States should take action to reduce demand for the drugs fuelling its deadly opioid crisis rather than simply accusing China of being the major source, a top Chinese drug control official said.
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Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

December 28, 2017 - 5:46pm
(Reuters) - Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said.
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Can a sun salutation a day keep night sweats at bay?

December 28, 2017 - 5:20pm
(Reuters Health) - Menopausal women who practice yoga may experience more relief from symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes than their peers who don’t do this type of exercise, a review of existing research suggests.
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Illinois judge rejects lawsuit challenging abortion coverage expansion

December 28, 2017 - 5:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients was set to go into effect next month after an Illinois judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by abortion opponents seeking to block it.
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‘Artificial pancreas’ works during intense exercise

December 28, 2017 - 4:17pm
(Reuters Health) - An “artificial pancreas” that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers insulin may make it safer for teens with type 1 diabetes to participate in sports, a U.S. study suggests.
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Updated Obamacare enrollment figure dips to 8.7 million

December 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
(Reuters) - About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures released on Thursday.
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‘Weak link’ between childhood lead and adult criminal behavior

December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Lead exposure during childhood has been tied to a variety of developmental problems, but a new study suggests it may not be associated with higher odds of criminal behavior later in life.
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Cotton swabs still a major cause of eardrum perforations

December 28, 2017 - 12:03pm
(Reuters Health) - A sampling of U.S. emergency department records confirms that sticking anything smaller than your elbow in your ear is a good way to puncture an eardrum.
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Obesity, poverty help explain higher diabetes risk for U.S. blacks

December 27, 2017 - 5:58pm
(Reuters Health) - Even though black adults are more likely to develop diabetes than white adults, the increased risk is largely due to obesity and other risk factors that may be possible to change, a U.S. study suggests.
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Even brief exposure to low-level air pollution tied to deaths

December 27, 2017 - 5:16pm
(Reuters Health) - Older adults are more likely to die on days when air pollution rises, even when contaminant levels are below the limit considered safe by U.S. regulators, a new study suggests.
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MRI scan safe for most people with older pacemakers, defibrillators

December 27, 2017 - 5:14pm
(Reuters Health) - There's good news for people with pacemakers and the doctors who treat them.
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Spine surgery may be safer at hospitals than outpatient facilities

December 27, 2017 - 3:12pm
(Reuters Health) - Patients who get spinal surgery at outpatient centers may be more likely to have serious complications or require repeat operations than their counterparts who get these procedures in a hospital, a U.S. study suggests.
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Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

December 27, 2017 - 12:24pm
(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.
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Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

December 26, 2017 - 7:45pm
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana, and the habit is expanding fastest among teens and young adults, a U.S. study suggests.
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Vitamin D, calcium supplements may not lower fracture risk

December 26, 2017 - 4:04pm
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who don’t use these supplements, a research review suggests.
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Leaving the house linked to longevity in older adults

December 26, 2017 - 1:29pm
(Reuters Health) - For older people, getting out of the house regularly may contribute to a longer life - and the effect is independent of medical problems or mobility issues, according to new research from Israel.
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Girls’ early puberty tied to depression, behavior problems into adulthood

December 26, 2017 - 11:37am
(Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty early could be more likely to experience depression and behavior problems that last into their 20s compared to peers who start menstruation later, a U.S. study suggests.
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Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse (Warning: Graphic images)

December 26, 2017 - 9:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show.
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Accurate celiac diagnosis in trial of new blood test

December 25, 2017 - 3:18pm
(Reuters Health) - An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don’t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.
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Peers may influence how well type 1 diabetes is managed

December 25, 2017 - 12:53pm
(Reuters Health) - How young people with type 1 diabetes relate to their peers may have important effects on how well they manage the disease and how distressing it is for them, a small study suggests.
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