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Poorest nations, not just richest, must act to end extreme poverty: campaigners

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By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's rich donor nations must increase their overseas aid budgets and reverse the trend of declining funding for the poorest countries in order to meet a global goal of ending poverty by 2030, an advocacy group said...(more) 

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War leaves 16 million Yemenis without clean water: Oxfam

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Almost two-thirds of the population of war-torn Yemen have no access to clean water, two months into the Saudi-led air campaign against rebel forces, relief agency Oxfam said Tuesday. "Ongoing air strikes, ground fighting and fuel shortages mean that an additional three million Yemenis are now...(more) 

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What's hot? Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents. With more patents applied for or granted in 2014 than in any other year in...(more) 

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In the US, at least one in four pre-packaged foods contains trans fats

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Trans fats, those industrial oils that give foods more consistency, are present in 27% of 84,000 supermarket products tested, according to a recent study published by US non-profit the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Trans fats or hydrogenated oils have no nutritional value and numerous epidemiological studies...(more) 

Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. 

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Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

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Canadian health authorities are investigating after 34 people became sick with salmonella infections after contact with live baby poultry, the country's Public Health Agency said on Monday. Symptoms of salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, include fever, cramps and vomiting. It often clears up without treatment in healthy...(more) 

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Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

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Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests. 

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Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

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Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age, according to research published Monday. At the time of conscription, around 12 percent of the men were underweight, more than 80 percent were of normal weight and...(more) 

Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday.... 

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Three hurt as waterspout sends bouncy house flying at Florida beach

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(Reuters) - A waterspout touched down on Florida's Fort Lauderdale beach amid a Memorial Day crowd on Monday, lifting an inflatable bouncy house into the air and injuring three children, police said. The waterspout, a swirling funnel of water similar in some ways to a tornado,...(more) 

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Some blind individuals see using echoes: study

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As scientists discover ways to transfer sensory elements such as sight and sound across bone, converting one to the other in the central nervous system, a new study says this could occur naturally in certain blind individuals in a process called echolocation.  

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Battle ropes become popular go-to fitness tools in U.S. gyms

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By Dorene Intenicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools in gyms for people seeking a tough workout that is also engaging and fun. Whipping, slamming,...(more) 

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