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Mass vaccination call for rabies

a shared story    16 hours 46 minutes ago
Renewed efforts are needed to vaccinate dogs against rabies, health experts warn. 

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Pedal power rules the roads in Utrecht

a shared story    17 hours 46 minutes ago
By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Rush hour has a distinctive soundtrack in Utrecht. Two wheels rather than four rule the roads in this pleasant Dutch city that claims to have 900,000 bicycles -- that's about three for every one of its inhabitants. No wonder...(more) 

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Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels

a shared story    1 day 2 hours 46 minutes ago
By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutchman Lars Boom will start Saturday's first stage of the Tour de France despite showing low levels of cortisol in a test on the eve of the race, his Astana team manager said. "Boom will take the start," Alexander...(more) 

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Kenya's main port sacks 27 strike leaders as losses hit $2 mln

a shared story    1 day 3 hours 46 minutes ago
By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA (Reuters) - East Africa's biggest port in the Kenyan city of Mombasa said on Saturday it had dismissed 27 workers it believed were behind a strike this week that paralysed operations for two days and cost the port at least $2 million....(more) 

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Weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes

a shared story    1 day 9 hours 46 minutes ago
(Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests.  

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A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

a shared story    1 day 10 hours 46 minutes ago
The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion.While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses...(more) 

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Malnutrition brings a terrible disease to children in Niger

a shared story    1 day 11 hours 46 minutes ago
Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition. "It was better before," the teenager says shyly and simply in the arid heartland of Niger, one...(more) 

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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

a shared story    1 day 12 hours 46 minutes ago
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just...(more) 

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Oregon marijuana fans look to cash in on new law

a shared story    1 day 13 hours 46 minutes ago
More than a thousand marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs met in Oregon on Friday to swap samples, contacts and business tips in hopes of profiting from the state's new law allowing the recreational use of pot. Licensed growers handed out free tastes, gardening experts displayed organic plant...(more) 

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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

a shared story    1 day 15 hours 46 minutes ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. 

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Pilot killed in Colorado crash of medical transport helicopter

a shared story    1 day 16 hours 46 minutes ago
The Flight for Life Helicopter was taking off early afternoon from St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, about 70 miles west of Denver, when it crashed, according to CBS Denver KCNC and other local media. No patients were on board, and the helicopter was not...(more) 

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Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight

a shared story    1 day 19 hours 46 minutes ago
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Weight screenings in high school were not enough to get overweight and obese kids on track toward a healthier weight, a recent U.S. study found. With obesity rates soaring among Arkansas teenagers, the state implemented a screening program in schools...(more) 

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