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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says

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LONDON (Reuters) - Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.  



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HCA hospitals halt use of uterine fibroid surgical tool

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(Reuters) - HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, said a procedure for removing uterine fibroids that has been linked to the spread of cancer will no longer be performed at its facilities. The surgical technique involves use of a laparoscopic power morcellator device...(more) 



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Cricket-Australia's Hughes to undergo scans after surgery

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(Adds details) SYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes remains in critical condition and will have more scans on Wednesday after undergoing emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain at a Sydney hospital. The batsman suffered a severe head injury when he was...(more) 



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Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake

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By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they chose to focus on healthcare reform instead of concentrating on fixing the economy. Charles Schumer, the...(more) 



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Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.... 



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Thanksgiving -- Not Just a Holiday

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Athletes know how important giving thanks is, especially after a game without injury. The same is true in life, especially when you leave that family gathering and are grateful for not punching Uncle Marvin in the face for his condescending comments about women in the workplace....(more) 



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Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say

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BARUAN, India (Reuters) - India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently.  



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Prioritizing healthcare overhaul was a mistake: Senate Democrat

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By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate said on Tuesday the Democratic Party had made a political mistake by pushing for Obamacare. New York Senator Charles Schumer, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, said that after passing a...(more) 




U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University.  



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Well: A Warning on Nutmeg

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This holiday season, measure your nutmeg carefully. 

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Moving Beyond Botched Sterilizations: Human Rights and Reproductive Health Care

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More than a dozen women died earlier this month in Chhattisgarh state in India after receiving tubal ligations in a government-run "camp." After being promised financial compensation, 83 women received sterilization procedures conducted by one surgeon in six hours. Village "motivators" were paid to persuade the...(more) 



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The New Old Age Blog: Violence in the Nursing Home

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One in five nursing home residents was involved in mistreatment of a neighbor in the previous month, a new study found. 



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