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China investigates former top healthcare official for bribery

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China is investigating the former head of a healthcare ministry unit responsible for drug trials and leading implementation of healthcare policy for bribery, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. A court in Sichuan province said it was investigating Wang Yu, the former top official at the Bureau...(more) 

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Delayed cord cutting at birth tied to better skills in childhood

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study. “There is quite a lot of brain development just after...(more) 

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Fear silences human trafficking victims: Mexico prosecutor

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By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zunduri, enslaved at a dry cleaners shop in Mexico City, was so thirsty at one point she blistered her mouth trying to drink steam from an iron, and was so hungry she chewed the polythene wrapping used to...(more) 

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Sudden infant death may be more likely at high altitudes

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is extremely rare, babies who live at high altitudes may be more susceptible to it, a study from Colorado suggests. The SIDS rate for all of Colorado is about 4.2 cases per 10,000 live...(more) 

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Seattle to close medical marijuana dispensaries operating without permits

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Seattle will close dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries operating without a license, the city's mayor said on Tuesday, part of a statewide effort to reconcile the unregulated system with the voter-approved recreational pot industry. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a series of regulatory changes in how...(more) 

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Family history may not impact breast cancer survival odds

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In younger women with breast cancer, having a family history of the disease may not worsen their survival odds, a new study suggests. “They should not be concerned that their family history alone will affect the chance of a successful...(more) 

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Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

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A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers. The host, Asger Juhl, killed the baby rabbit,...(more) 

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California Assembly votes to make pregnancy centers tell women of abortion option

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By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California State Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers, which sometimes steer women away from abortion, to inform clients about state programs offering such services, officials said. The Democratic-led Assembly voted 49-26 to...(more) 

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Colorado movie gunman wrote of 'obsession to kill' since childhood

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By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist prior to opening fire in a suburban theater that he had harbored an "obsession to kill" since childhood, a police officer testified at his murder...(more) 

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New study backs risk estimate for contraceptive pills

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The broadest study of its kind on Wednesday backed estimates that newer kinds of contraceptive pills carry a higher risk of dangerous blood clots. The probe, published in the BMJ, compared oral contraceptives containing a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen with earlier versions of the...(more) 

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World Exclusive: Recap - #thinkMS: The 4th International MS Patient Summit In Rome

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Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another - SophoclesReaching 8.5 million people around the world, it's fair to say last Friday's 2015 World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patient Summit was an amazing success story for the heroes who made this conference a reality. Not to...(more) 

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To promote breastfeeding, fewer hospitals hand out formula

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed. “Hospitals and health care systems are places we look to for guidance on health,” lead study...(more) 

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