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  • 18M more Americans would be uninsured under 2016 GOP repeal January 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday.
  • Trump election prompts U.S. mothers to warn children about assault: poll January 17, 2017
    Mothers in the United States are teaching their children about sexual consent and assault following President-elect Donald Trump's boasts about groping women, according to research published on Tuesday. Roughly two in five U.S. women think that women are more likely to feel unsafe and men more likely to feel entitled to treat women as sexual […]
  • Vatican orders Knights of Malta to cooperate with papal inquiry January 17, 2017
    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican demanded on Tuesday that the leaders of the Knights of Malta, a worldwide Catholic chivalric and charity group, cooperate with an inquiry into alleged irregularities ordered by Pope Francis. In the latest salvo of a battle of wills between the heads of two of the world's […]
  • Kenyan opposition accepts lawyer's nomination as election head January 17, 2017
    By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan legislators on Tuesday approved a corporate lawyer to head the electoral board, hoping to restore voters' confidence in the much-maligned body before national elections later this year. The previous electoral board resigned in October after the opposition accused them of corruption, leading to deadly protests. The new candidate […]
  • 'Wait and see' no longer an option for disaster response: IFRC chief January 17, 2017
    By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments need to step up efforts in preparing for disasters to cut the rising bill for helping people hit by crises, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said. "We see much more money being spent in responding to disasters […]
  • What You Need to Know About the Deadly Superbug Infection Resistant to All FDA-Approved Antibiotics January 17, 2017
    The CDC reported one woman died after contracting a rare bacterial infection.
  • Biogen to pay Forward Pharma $1.25 billion to protect MS drug January 17, 2017
    (Reuters) - Biogen Inc said on Tuesday it would pay Forward Pharma A/S $1.25 billion to license the Danish company's patents covering multiple sclerosis drugs, providing Biogen an insurance policy on future sales of Tecfidera, its blockbuster oral treatment for the disease. Biogen and Forward Pharma have been locked in a dispute over the patents […]
  • Asthma may be misdiagnosed in many adults January 17, 2017
    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually […]
  • Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after Chernobyl January 17, 2017
    PRAGUE (AP) — An agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
  • Bayer to boost U.S. jobs, investments amid Monsanto deal: Trump spokesman January 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bayer AG has pledged to boost its investments in the United States amid its deal to buy U.S. seeds giant Monsanto, investing $8 billion in research and development and adding American jobs, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman said on Tuesday.
  • Young royals urge Britons to talk more about mental health issues January 17, 2017
    Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and his brother Harry urged Britons on Tuesday to talk more openly about mental health issues, saying too many people suffer in silence. Long-standing supporters of mental health initiatives, they launched the "Heads Together" campaign in 2016, which works with charities to help tackle the stigma around mental health. […]
  • Young royals urge Britons to talk more about mental health issues January 17, 2017
    Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and his brother Harry urged Britons on Tuesday to talk more openly about mental health issues, saying too many people suffer in silence. Long-standing supporters of mental health initiatives, they launched the "Heads Together" campaign in 2016, which works with charities to help tackle the stigma around mental health. […]
  • Researchers investigate the factors that boost kids' brains January 17, 2017
    A new study has uncovered some of the early childhood factors that can improve a child's cognitive abilities, including taking multi-micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, a nurturing environment, happy mothers, and educated parents. Funded by the Government of Canada through Grand Challenges Canada's Saving Brains program, the new study was carried out by an international group […]
  • Alcobra to stop testing sole drug for ADHD after study fails January 17, 2017
    (Reuters) - Alcobra Ltd said it would abandon evaluating its only experimental drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), after a failed late-stage study, wiping away more than half the company's value before the bell on Tuesday. The Israeli drug developer is evaluating assets - both internal and external - and will present its […]
  • Caffeine may help protect against inflammation and heart disease finds new study January 17, 2017
    New research suggests that coffee may have a protective effect against inflammation and cardiovascular disease as we age, possibly even helping to increase life expectancy. Carried out by Stanford University School of Medicine, the team looked at blood samples, survey data and medical and family histories taken from more than 100 participants taking part in the […]
  • Iraqis who escaped Islamic State grapple with trauma January 17, 2017
    By Stephen Kalin DEBAGA, Iraq (Reuters) - While fleeing Islamic State rule in northern Iraq three months ago, Laila saw two of her daughters die in front of her. Crippled by grief and the trauma of that night, she now struggles to walk and hardly eats.
  • Healthcare costs threaten Britain's aim to balance budget - watchdog January 17, 2017
    Britain's official budget watchdog said rising healthcare costs could make it harder for Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to achieve his goal of balancing the government's budget in the next parliament starting in 2020. Rising healthcare costs also look set to put the public finances on an "unsustainable" path in the longer term without […]
  • New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores January 17, 2017
    After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now ...
  • The spy who quit? Lovers keep 007 passive smoking risk up January 17, 2017
    James Bond may have quit smoking 14 years ago, but he remains at high risk from the puffing habits of his many sexual partners, researchers warned Tuesday. Delving into the British spy's on-screen smoking history, a team of public health researchers sought to highlight the tobacco hazards faced by the fictional action hero -- and […]
  • Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship as subsidies to be slashed January 17, 2017
    Subsidies, if needed, will be adjusted to suit individual households, rather than handed out unconditionally, he added.     A city official said radiation levels in Koriyama are now safe, dissipated by time and clean-up efforts.     But "hot spots" remain, say activists, and Matsumoto still worries. "I'm a parent, and so I'll protect my daughter," she […]

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