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Money does buy you happiness, UK number-crunchers say

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Offering a closer look at the link between wealth and well-being in one of the less equal advanced economies, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) study showed Britons' life satisfaction, sense of worth and happiness increased with household wealth. The size of assets such as bank...(more) 

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Philips aims to take healthcare from hospitals into homes

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By Harro Ten Wolde BERLIN (Reuters) - Philips Electronics will emerge from its radical transition away from the lighting industry as a more profitable company focused on consumer healthcare, the head of the group's Personal Health business told Reuters. The Dutch conglomerate, which is shedding its...(more) 

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FDA delays decision on key Alexion drug by 3 months

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(Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would delay by three months its decision on approving a key drug the company got through the acquisition of Synageva BioPharma Corp. European health regulators on Tuesday approved the drug, Kanuma, to treat lysosomal...(more) 

Pentagon orders safety review of nine labs that handle toxins, anthrax

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it was ordering a safety review at nine Department of Defense labs and facilities that handle toxins and agents such as anthrax. The review follows the discovery of anthrax contamination at a facility in Utah and incorrect record-keeping...(more) 

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South Africa's Tutu discharged from hospital after treatment

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South African anti-apartheid activist and veteran cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been discharged from hospital where he received an intravenous course of antibiotics over the past two weeks, the foundation that bears his name said on Friday. The 83-year-old, who used the pulpit to preach against...(more) 

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Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola

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A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola. 

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Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

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Wild blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a...(more) 

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Celebrities, artists launch campaign backing U.N. development goals

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By Ellen Wulfhorst UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supporters of global goals to end poverty and promote human rights, an agenda that goes before the United Nations this month, kicked off a massive campaign this week, saying publicity is key to winning the backing of...(more) 

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Arizona officials: 220 inmates, three prison staff suffer stomach ailment

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At least 220 inmates and three staff have been sickened with an unknown stomach ailment at a large state prison in northeastern Arizona, prison authorities said on Thursday. Authorities at Arizona State Prison Complex-Winslow said they are working with local and state health officials to try...(more) 

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Students at Washington's Howard University complain about mold, rats

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Officials at Howard University on Thursday met with students who have been complaining about rats, mold, high tuition and other issues at the school, one of the oldest historically black U.S. colleges. Howard students first vented complaints on Twitter using the hashtag #TakeBackHU, which started trending...(more) 

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Breaking The Glass Ceiling Is Permanently Damaging To Your Health

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When Capt. Kristen Griest and First Lt. Shaye Haver became the first female soldiers to graduate from the U.S. Army Ranger school last month, critics took to Facebook, accusing the school of lowering the bar to let the women in.Sadly, questioning the legitimacy of women in...(more) 

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Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy'

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Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say. 

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