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Obama lays out 2017 spending priorities in final White House budget

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By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama unveils his final White House budget on Tuesday with a blueprint for fiscal year 2017 that will lay out his spending proposals for priorities from fighting Islamic State to providing for the poor. The budget for...(more) 

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U.S. panel reaffirms depression screening for adolescents

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Adolescents between 12 and 18 years old in the U.S. should be screened for depression, according to guidelines reaffirmed by a government-backed panel of prevention experts. "From a parent's perspective, I think it’s important for them to know that...(more) 

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Twin births almost double in rich countries: study

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Twin births have almost doubled in developed countries in four decades, said researchers Monday who cautioned about the associated health risks. In a study published in the US journal Population and Development Review, scientists said the rate of twin births nearly doubled in the United States...(more) 

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FDA Loophole Allows Possibly Dangerous Chemicals in Food

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Don't Ask/Don't Tell Food Additive System Puts Many At RiskSince 1958, the FDA has allowed everyday ingredients in food without requiring a lengthy approval process for them. Food companies and their suppliers have never had to prove, for example, that vinegar, vegetable oil or sugar are...(more) 

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Hugh Jackman has another skin cancer growth removed

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(Reuters) - "X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people to wear sunscreen. Jackman, 47, posted a photo on his Instagram account, showing a bandage across his nose. It was the Australian actor's 5th...(more) 

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Corporate winners of Obama budget still face long odds

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Facing a hostile Congress in an election year, President Barack Obama will be hard-pressed to push through many of the proposals in his final budget as U.S. leader. Added funding could benefit suppliers such as Delphi Automotive, Autoliv and Mobileye, which are developing safety features for...(more) 

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Sierra Leone discharges last known Ebola patient

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Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient has been released from hospital, medical officials said on Monday, allowing authorities to begin a six-week countdown before declaring the West African country free of the virus once more. Thirty-eight-year-old Memunatu Kalokoh was discharged on Friday, said Col. Sahr Foday,...(more) 

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U.S. health official: Widespread Zika vaccine not likely to be available for years

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(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Monday that a widespread vaccine to combat the Zika virus will likely not be available for years. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters during a briefing at the White House...(more) 

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Chipotle shuts U.S. stores for food safety meeting, rivals pounce

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Chipotle Mexican Grill closed all of its U.S. restaurants during prime lunchtime hours on Monday to hold staff meetings on food safety guidelines, sparking offers from rivals eager to poach customers of the burrito chain as it recovers from several food-borne outbreaks. More than 50,000 Chipotle...(more) 

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Risk of suicide increases three-fold after a concussion

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Adults who suffer a concussion are at three times the long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study from Canada. “For years there have been examples of serious head injuries leading to potential cases...(more) 

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Concussion boosts risk of suicide 3x: study

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Adults who suffer a concussion may see their risk of suicide rise three times or more in the years after the injury, according to a study out Monday. The medical records of more than 235,000 patients who sustained concussions over a 20-year period in Ontario, Canada...(more) 

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Drop in prostate cancer screening reveals split among doctors

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - After U.S. guidelines advised against routine tests, declines in prostate cancer screening have been sharper among primary care doctors than urologists, according to a new study that suggests the medical community remains divided over the best way to look...(more) 

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