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China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu

a shared story    1 hour 21 minutes ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China confirmed a new human infection of the deadly H7N9 avian influenza virus, state news agency Xinhua said, the first case this winter in the southern province of Guangdong. A 31-year-old woman surnamed Deng, from the provincial city of Dongguan, was confirmed on...(more) 

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Liberia's Supreme Court suspends election campaign over Ebola

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Supreme Court suspended campaigning for next month's senate election on Friday while it considers a petition warning that electioneering risks spreading the Ebola outbreak, the information minister said. A group including some former government officials and political party representatives filed the petition...(more) 

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New York State blocks free medical services at event

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By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state health officials have stopped a nonprofit group from providing free medical care to thousands of patients lacking health insurance during a four-day dental conference that starts Friday. The nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, had raised $3 million...(more) 

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Heavy drinking raises women’s injury risk more than men’s

a shared story    8 hours 21 minutes ago
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Heavy drinking increases the risk of being injured, and far more so for women than men, researchers say. In a review of emergency department admissions in 18 countries, they also found that violence was involved in twice as many drinking-related...(more) 

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Bhopal's toxic legacy lives on, 30 years after industrial disaster

a shared story    9 hours 21 minutes ago
By Danish Siddiqui and Nita Bhalla BHOPAL/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beyond the iron gates of the derelict pesticide plant where one of the world's worst industrial disasters occurred, administrative buildings lie in ruins, vegetation overgrown and warehouses bolted. Massive vessels, interconnected by a multitude...(more) 

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Pursuit and restraint raise police officers’ risk of sudden death

a shared story    10 hours 21 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Police officers are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death when performing stressful duties like chasing, restraining or fighting with suspects, researchers say. Sudden cardiac death is up to 70 times more likely during those kinds of stressful activities, compared...(more) 

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Cuban doctor with Ebola 'improving' in Geneva hospital

a shared story    11 hours 21 minutes ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone is improving with each day and eating normally, though he is still weak, a Swiss hospital said on Friday. Felix Baez, 43, arrived at University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) a week...(more) 

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France's Hollande brings message of hope to Ebola-stricken Guinea

a shared story    12 hours 21 minutes ago
CONAKRY (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande pledged on Friday that France would set an example by providing aid to Ebola stricken countries in West Africa, in the first visit by a Western leader to the affected region since the outbreak began. Hollande was greeted on his...(more) 

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Beijing adopts smoking ban for public places: state media

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China's capital on Friday passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices, state media reported, despite the failure of past attempts to limit where the country's 300 million smokers can light up. 

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South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

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By Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Johanna Satekge was pregnant with her first-born when she tested positive for HIV in South Africa's Limpopo province in 2000. When her son was born, he weighed 3.6 kgs. When he died seven months later, he had wasted...(more) 

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Fruit-infusing, filter-equipped bottle in the works

a shared story    15 hours 21 minutes ago
The team that reinvented the water bottle by squaring the edges and adding a screw-off bottom for easy cleaning has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the 2.0 version of the Square. 

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New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa

a shared story    16 hours 21 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment center for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday. Researchers developing the 15-minute Ebola test say it is six...(more) 

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