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Bees get death-by-pesticide funeral in Paris

June 7, 2018 - 11:57am
PARIS (Reuters) - Bee keepers and environmental activists staged a mock funeral in Paris on Thursday for bees, to protest against the pesticides they say are killing insects crucial for the eco-system.
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Teen drinking and drug use risk higher on Native American reservations

June 7, 2018 - 11:00am
(Reuters Health) - Teens on Native American reservations continue to be more likely to report using alcohol, marijuana and other illicit drugs than peers elsewhere in the U.S. and to start using at younger ages, a recent study suggests.
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UK top court says it can't demand abortion law change in Northern Ireland

June 7, 2018 - 8:58am
LONDON/BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court expressed the view on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion law was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but added it did not have the powers to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed.
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Exclusive: Philip Morris plans to target Indian smokers with iQOS device - sources

June 7, 2018 - 5:59am
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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Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state

June 7, 2018 - 5:56am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday.
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France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school

June 7, 2018 - 5:39am
PARIS (Reuters) - France's phone-addicted children will be obliged to do without their mobile devices at school under a bill the education minister on Thursday called a "detox measure" to combat classroom distraction and bullying.
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In Missouri, J&J faces biggest trial yet alleging talc caused cancer

June 6, 2018 - 9:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit by 22 ovarian cancer patients against Johnson & Johnson went to trial on Wednesday in Missouri state court, marking the largest case the company has faced over allegations its talc-based products contain cancer-causing asbestos.
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Drug combination better for restoring womb after miscarriage

June 6, 2018 - 4:24pm
(Reuters Health) - Two drugs are better than one when it comes to restoring the womb after an incomplete miscarriage, according to a new study.
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Legal denial of service to same-sex couples tied to mental distress

June 6, 2018 - 2:27pm
(Reuters Health) - Gay, lesbian and bisexual people living in states where it's legal to deny services to same-sex couples may have an increased risk of mental illness even when they don't personally experience discrimination, a U.S. study suggests.
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Including family in ICU rounds could improve communication

June 6, 2018 - 12:53pm
(Reuters Health) - Hospitals that allow family members of critically ill patients to attend doctors' rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) may improve healthcare quality by enhancing communication and satisfaction, a Canadian study suggests.
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Obese teens with psychiatric issues can still benefit from weight loss surgery

June 6, 2018 - 11:32am
(Reuters Health) - Obese teens who have weight loss surgery are likely to lose the same amount of weight regardless of whether they were previously diagnosed with psychiatric problems, a U.S. study suggests.
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Hungarian pig farmers brace for hard times after swine fever outbreak

June 6, 2018 - 5:51am
ZEBEGENY, Hungary (Reuters) - Robert Laczko, who rears Hungary's traditional breed of hairy "mangalica" pigs, prized for their meat, is bracing for tough times.
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Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

June 6, 2018 - 5:01am
(Reuters) - Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a bug taken from Alexander Fleming's nose and a dysentery-causing strain from a World War One soldier.
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More U.S. kids dying from injuries

June 5, 2018 - 8:08pm
(Reuters Health) - Murder, suicide, car crashes, and addiction have all contributed to a spike in deaths among U.S. children and teens in recent years, a government study suggests.
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U.S. drug prices hit by insurer tactic against copay assistance: analysis

June 5, 2018 - 7:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A recently adopted tactic by U.S. health plans to limit the financial assistance drugmakers provide directly to consumers for prescription medicines is taking a toll on drug prices, according to a new analysis released on Tuesday.
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Abortion not tied to increased risk of depression

June 5, 2018 - 6:40pm
(Reuters Health) - Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don't, a Danish study suggests.
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Prostate cancer survival odds worse for smokers

June 5, 2018 - 5:05pm
(Reuters Health) - Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumors return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than nonsmokers, a new study suggests.
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A third of U.S. military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan not from battle

June 5, 2018 - 2:53pm
(Reuters Health) - Falls, car crashes and other accidents off the battlefield cause one-third of injuries and about one in 10 deaths among U.S. service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, a U.S. study suggests.
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U.S. Medicare reserves seen lasting three years less than prior forecast

June 5, 2018 - 2:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's healthcare program for the elderly will exhaust its reserves for hospital insurance in 2026, three years earlier than last year's forecast, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees said in a report on Tuesday.
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FDA sends warning letters to nine online marketers over opioids

June 5, 2018 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday sent warning letters to nine online networks operating a total of 53 websites to stop illegally marketing unapproved versions of opioid medications.
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