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Better growth monitoring needed to spot childhood diseases

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Monitoring growth can serve as an early warning for many childhood diseases, but a lack of consensus on how tracking should work and what to look for may mean diagnosis is delayed for some and wrong for others, a recent...(more) 



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Angola faces health crisis as oil price fall leads to cutbacks

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By Herculano Coroado LUANDA (Reuters) - When a plunge in oil prices prompted Angola's government to slash public spending last year, street trader Antonio Simao Baptista had no idea it would leave his rundown suburb overwhelmed by filth and disease. The budget of Africa's second largest...(more) 



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Doctor brother of UK's finance minister struck off medical register

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The psychiatrist brother of Britain's finance minister George Osborne was struck off the British medical register on Thursday for having an affair with a patient and threatening her to keep quiet about it, a disciplinary panel said. Adam Osborne, who qualified as a doctor in 2004,...(more) 



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Incyte to discontinue testing Jakafi in solid tumor cancers

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Incyte Corp said it would stop testing its best-selling blood cancer drug, Jakafi, in solid tumor cancers after the treatment's effectiveness was found to be insufficient in a late-stage study, sending its shares down 16 percent premarket. The company said it would discontinue a late-stage study...(more) 



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Rabid bats kill 12 children in Peru

a shared story    4 hours 23 minutes ago
At least 12 indigenous children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, which locals at first blamed on witchcraft, health officials said. The children aged between eight and 15 died between September and February in two indigenous communities in the Amazon...(more) 



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The Road to the Top of the World

a shared story    4 hours 23 minutes ago
A remote town in the Arctic Circle known for caribou, northern lights and frigid winters feels like Canada’s last frontier. A highway being built there could change all that. 

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Brazil links three deaths to suspected Zika-related complications

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Brazilian health authorities believe three adults died last year of suspected complications related to the Zika virus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Researchers found the virus in the body of a 20-year-old woman who died in April from respiratory problems, a ministry spokesman said, confirming...(more) 



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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

a shared story    6 hours 23 minutes ago
Brazil, the worst hit country in an outbreak sweeping the Americas and now present in more than 30 countries, is investigating a potential link between Zika infections and more than 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly. Researchers have identified evidence of Zika infection in 17 of these...(more) 



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Well: A Doctor in the Neighborhood

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There aren’t any guidelines about how to behave when I run into a patient while I’m walking the dog in a ratty T-shirt or standing in line at the grocery store. 



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Donors urge Clinton to sharpen message ahead of debate with Sanders

a shared story    7 hours 23 minutes ago
By Michelle Conlin and Luciana Lopez NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will try to mend her badly wounded campaign in a debate on Thursday with rival Bernie Sanders, an encounter many of her donors said would allow her to play a role...(more) 



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U.N. warns of hunger in Homs as Syrian offensive strands 120,000

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A military offensive by Syrian government and allied forces has cut supply routes to 120,000 people in northern Homs governorate since mid-January, causing a risk of hunger and deaths due to lack of medical care, the United Nations said on Thursday. Bread prices...(more) 



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Second investigator in probe of slain Texas deputy fired for misconduct

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An investigator in the fatal ambush shooting of a Houston-area deputy has been fired for inappropriate behavior, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday, making him the second person in the probe to be terminated. The office said it had fired Deputy M. DeLeon on...(more) 



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