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Storm in a herbal cup: Indonesian elixirs get a modern twist

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The trendy cafe looks like a typical coffee shop in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, but in fact it sells herb-infused brews promising to fix every ailment from coughs to impotence. Indonesians have for generations taken herbal medicine, known locally as "jamu", as a remedy for common...(more) 

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One killed, several injured in hit-and-run crash in New York City

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(Reuters) - One person was killed and several people were injured on a busy New York City street on Thursday when a hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian before driving away and crashing into parked cars, police said. 

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Can self-monitoring help in blood pressure management?

a shared story    2 hours 38 minutes ago
A special smartphone-based program may prove to be a useful tool in controlling and even lowering one's own blood pressure, according to new Swedish research. Results published in a doctoral thesis by Ulrika Bengtsson, PhD student at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, showed that by using...(more) 

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says a California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states. 

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Annual HIV infection record for Europe in 2014

a shared story    4 hours 38 minutes ago
Europe registered a record number of HIV infections in 2014, driven by cases in Russia and immigrants who acquired the virus after arrival, the EU and the World Health Organization said Thursday. "Despite all the efforts to fight HIV, this year the European region has reached...(more) 

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Inside Art: Art Basel Miami Beach: A Focus on Female Artists

a shared story    6 hours 38 minutes ago
A number of galleries are showcasing works by women at the annual art fair. 

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Merck plans to sell its allergy business unit to cut debt: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) - German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA is planning to sell its allergy business, Allergopharma, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. 

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Family of late deejay Casey Kasem file civil suit against widow

a shared story    9 hours 38 minutes ago
(Reuters) - The widow of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has been sued by three of his children and his brother, who claim her actions led to his death in June 2014. The suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday accuses Jean Kasem of...(more) 

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Diabetic vision loss medication may promote return to driving

a shared story    10 hours 38 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - After a year of treatment with the drug ranibizumab (Lucentis), some people with vision loss due to diabetes regain their confidence to drive and have vision good enough to do so, according to a new study. Up to 45 percent...(more) 

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Men may eat more when women are watching

a shared story    11 hours 38 minutes ago
Researchers observed diners at an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet and found men who dined with at least one woman at the table ate 93 percent more pizza than their peers who had only male dining companions. The tendency to overeat extended to healthier fare as well –...(more) 

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Most Tanzanians rely on unsafe water despite government efforts: survey

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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only one in three people in Tanzania has access to piped water despite government efforts to improve water supplies with most of the population still relying on unsafe water that brings the risk of disease, according...(more) 

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WHO records highest-ever number of new HIV cases in its European Region

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that in 2014 it had recorded the highest number of new HIV cases in its European Region, which also includes Central Asia, since the start of reporting in the 1980s. WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention...(more) 

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