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Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.... 

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Peru lawmakers reject abortions for raped women

a shared story    1 hour 21 minutes ago
Lawmakers in Peru on Wednesday dismissed proposals to decriminalize abortions for women who have been raped. A legal commission in the Congress voted to reject a bill to permit abortion in such cases, blocking the lower house from holding a full debate on the proposal. Women's...(more) 

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U.S. lawsuit raises new questions about Redstone's ability to run media companies

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(Reuters) - A U.S. lawsuit raises new questions about the competence of Sumner Redstone and his ability as executive chairman of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp to run the two media companies. In a probate lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Manuela Herzer, one...(more) 

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Second language linked to better brain function after stroke

a shared story    3 hours 21 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study. In recent years it has become clear that life experiences modify the...(more) 

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Wheelchair users more likely to die in car crashes

a shared story    4 hours 21 minutes ago
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Wheelchair users may be more likely to die in collisions with cars than other pedestrians, an analysis of U.S. crash data suggests. Pedestrians in wheelchairs were 36 percent more likely to die in these crashes than other people, the examination...(more) 

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Family of Frank Gifford says late NFL star suffered from brain disease

a shared story    5 hours 21 minutes ago
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The family of Frank Gifford said on Wednesday the late NFL Hall of Famer suffered from the degenerative brain disease CTE and that his brain had been donated to help researchers explore the link between football and traumatic...(more) 

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The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist

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In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the...(more) 

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For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks

a shared story    7 hours 21 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Particle pollution like soot is a known health hazard and linked to the risk of heart disease and stroke, but women with diabetes are even more vulnerable than most people, according to a new U.S. study. “There is a convincing...(more) 

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Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

a shared story    8 hours 21 minutes ago
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Red meat – but not other types of protein - is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on about 11,000 middle-aged people who...(more) 

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Human error led to deadly U.S. strike on Afghan hospital: military

a shared story    9 hours 21 minutes ago
By Phil Stewart and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation found that the deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error, a top U.S. military...(more) 

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Pfizer's Lyrica shows no relief from post-traumatic nerve pain

a shared story    10 hours 21 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said its blockbuster pain drug, Lyrica, had failed to show benefit in patients suffering from a type of post-traumatic nerve pain, in a late-stage study. Currently, there is no approved treatment in the United States for post-traumatic neuropathic pain. Lyrica, which generated...(more) 

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UK scraps 1 billion pounds carbon capture technology scheme

a shared story    11 hours 21 minutes ago
By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has scrapped plans to spend up to 1 billion pounds to help commercialise projects that capture carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and store them underground, the government said on Wednesday. The announcement comes just days before negotiators from...(more) 

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