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UK seeks release of Briton facing 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia

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Britain said on Tuesday it was seeking the release of an elderly British man facing 350 lashes after being caught with homemade wine in Saudi Arabia, a sentence which his family said could kill him. Karl Andree, 74, was jailed for 12 months in August last...(more) 

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Earlier bed delivery could have halved Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak: experts

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By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supplying beds for Ebola patients to health facilities in Sierra Leone saved tens of thousands of lives by isolating patients, but providing them just one month earlier could have halved the number of reported cases, researchers said on...(more) 

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Helmet use reduces odds of head injuries in cyclists by 58%

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Researchers from the University of Arizona in Tucson have established a direct link between the use of bicycle helmets and head trauma. The researchers conducted their study by using data from the US 2012 National Trauma Bank, which had collected files from 6,267 patients who had...(more) 

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Merck cholesterol drug's odds dim after Lilly failure

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The odds that Merck & Co's high-stakes cholesterol drug will succeed have dropped dramatically after Eli Lilly and Co said its similar medicine failed to reduce heart attacks and strokes, top U.S. heart doctors said. Lilly on Monday said it was halting a 12,000-patient study of...(more) 

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NZ police arrest man over infant formula contamination threat

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By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand police said on Tuesday they had arrested a 60-year-old businessman suspected of threatening to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world's largest dairy exporter, and charged the man with two counts of criminal blackmail. Police and New...(more) 

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No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk: report

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(Reuters) - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting...(more) 

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

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MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is proposing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature federal health care law. 

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Computer training may improve memory for childhood cancer survivors

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Children who receive cancer treatments may suffer thinking problems later, but using an at-home computer training program can help reduce these deficits, according to a new study. “This is the only computerized training so far in childhood cancer survivors,” said...(more) 

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Retail health clinics should be backup to regular MDs, U.S. doctors say

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Retail health clinics found inside pharmacies and other stores should be used as backups to people’s regular doctors, says a large group of U.S. physicians. The recommendation is one of six included in a position paper from the American...(more) 

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Close contacts of British Ebola nurse monitored

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A total of 58 close contacts of a British nurse currently in treatment for a rare late complication from the Ebola virus have been identified, heath officials said on Monday. Pauline Cafferkey was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone while treating patients...(more) 

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Jeb Bush to lay out healthcare plan in New Hampshire

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By Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday will lay out proposals to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law and replace it with a system that provides a tax credit for the purchase of health plans and shifts power to...(more) 

Correction: Gun violence research story

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NEW YORK (AP) -- In a story Oct. 12 about gun violence research, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Newtown, Connecticut, was the deadliest mass slaying at a school in U.S. history. With 26 victims, it was the second-deadliest shooting at a school; 32 were killed...(more) 

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