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India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes

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By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as...(more) 

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Fighting likely to surge in South Sudan as rainy season ends - report

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By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The end of the rainy season is imminent and warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives likely to cause fresh displacement and hunger, the think-tank International Crisis Group said in a report. President...(more) 

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BOJ shocks markets with surprise easing as inflation slows

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By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive monetary easing as economic growth and inflation have not picked up as expected after a sales tax hike in April. The jolt from...(more) 

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New Zealand's Fonterra says China lifts ban on baby formula ingredients

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Fonterra Co-Operative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, said the Chinese government has lifted a ban on the last two products that were embroiled in last year's contaminated infant formula scare. It said the ban on New Zealand producers exporting whey...(more) 

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Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease. Researchers at the...(more) 

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Sandwiches may be a source of too much dietary salt

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By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Americans consume too much sodium, according to current guidelines, and much of the excess may be hidden in our sandwiches, researchers say. Based on national survey data depicting American eating habits over the course of a single day, the study...(more) 

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U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating...(more) 

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Connecticut school lifts ban on girl barred over Ebola fears

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(Reuters) - A 7-year-old girl banned from attending school in Connecticut over fears that she may be carrying the Ebola virus after a trip to Nigeria will be allowed back on Friday, according to a joint statement by the school district and the girl's father. A...(more) 

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Dallas nurse to be reunited with dog quarantined for Ebola checks

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DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who recovered from an Ebola infection, will be reunited with 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel on Saturday after testing indicated the pet was free of Ebola, a spokeswoman for the city of Dallas said on Thursday. The dog named Bentley...(more) 

Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he was worried about the escalation of tensions across Jerusalem and urged leaders to reopen Temple Mount to Muslim worshippers. Kerry condemned the shooting of a U.S. citizen at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center...(more) 

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New York unveils incentives for workers in West Africa Ebola fight

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By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials on Thursday announced a program to encourage healthcare professionals to work in Ebola-hit West Africa, an effort to deflect criticism that the state's mandatory quarantine could hamper the battle against the disease. The program will provide...(more) 

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Art in Review: ‘Jane Wilson at 90’: ‘East Village/East End’

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“Jane Wilson at 90: East Village/East End” celebrates a painter at home in two worlds. 

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