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Nestle, on health kick, moves into milk allergy testing

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle, the world's biggest food company, is stepping up its push into medicine with a global deal worth up to 100 million euros ($111 million) to develop and market an experimental milk allergy test for infants. The Swiss group will...(more) 

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5 Times Nurses Made Their Patients Forget They Were In A Hospital

a shared story    1 hour 9 minutes ago
Nurses: the unsung heroes of the hospital. While doctors hurry through the halls, sweeping from one room to the next, nurses are the more constant presence; they often sit with patients long after everyone else has gone home. They become a patient’s family when real relatives...(more) 

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EU to propose shorter glyphosate license renewal: sources

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By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states will meet next week in an effort to agree a far shorter license renewal for herbicide glyphosate before the current one expires, which would require the phasing out of products such as Monsanto's Roundup. The EU...(more) 

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New Zealand backs plain packaging for cigarettes

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New Zealand said Tuesday it will introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, joining a growing list of countries planning similar measures despite the threat of legal action from the industry. The move, which coincides with World No Tobacco Day, means cigarettes must be sold in drab...(more) 

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After a heart attack, people more likely to take statins as directed

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Heath) - People may do a better job of following doctors' orders to take statin drugs - prescribed to protect against cardiac problems - after they wind up hospitalized for a heart attack, a large study suggests. "Our theory is that the...(more) 

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WHO says Zika response plan only 13 percent funded

a shared story    5 hours 9 minutes ago
The World Health Organization's Zika response programme is only 13 percent funded, "severely" compromising efforts to combat the virus that is increasingly becoming a global threat, the UN agency said Monday. The UN agency has rejected a call from 150 international doctors to change the timing...(more) 

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Flame retardants tied to risk of thyroid disease in women

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women with high levels of common flame retardants in their blood may have an elevated risk for thyroid disease, a recent study suggests. PBDEs belong to “a class of chemicals that interfere with our endocrine system – so-called endocrine disrupting...(more) 

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CancerCon, Part 4: What is the One Thing That Surprise You the Most During Cancer?

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Peter: "I was surprised by how bad cancer kicks your ass. I was a big strong guy and it kicked my ass."One day, a good friend of mine called me to say that a friend had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since I had survived this,...(more) 

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Canada considers irradiating ground beef

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Ottawa (AFP) - Canada is considering allowing the irradiation of raw ground beef in order to kill E. coli, salmonella and other dangerous bacteria, according to the health ministry. 

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Delaying Rio Games would give "false security" on Zika-WHO panel head

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 30 (Reuters) - Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travellers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, the chair of...(more) 

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Researchers find link between "alcohol identity" on social media and drinking-related problems

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A study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Ohio University have concluded that college students who have an "alcohol identity" on social media were more likely to have alcohol problems than those actually taking a drink. Lynsey Romo, co-lead author of the research, said...(more) 

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No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Turkey's Erdogan

a shared story    11 hours 9 minutes ago
No Muslim family should engage in birth control or family planning, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, calling again on pious Muslims to have more children. No Muslim family can have such an approach," he said in a speech in Istanbul broadcast live on television....(more) 

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