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Canada rights body to review complaint over birth certificate gender markers

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By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A human rights tribunal in a Canadian province has agreed to review a complaint filed by nine transgender and intersex people who want gender markers to be removed from their birth certificates, activists said. In a petition...(more) 

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U.S. judge grills lawyer defending Obama's healthcare law changes

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By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday blasted the Obama administration's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives over the implementation of the Democratic president's signature healthcare law. Republicans in the House filed a lawsuit...(more) 

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A margarita too far: Miami Beach bans late night outdoor liquor

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By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Last call is coming earlier than usual at some outdoor bars and restaurants on Miami Beach as the tourist city tries to clean up its image by banning alcohol sales at sidewalk cafes after 2...(more) 

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U.S. Army chief says no human error seen in anthrax mishap

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By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. personnel working at an Army facility in Utah appeared to follow correctly all the outlined procedures to inactivate anthrax before they mistakenly shipped off live samples of the deadly bacteria, the Army's top general said on Thursday. Army Chief...(more) 

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U.S. settles 'pay for delay' fight with drugmaker Cephalon

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U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit over the sleep disorder drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Cephalon had been accused by the FTC of illegally protecting...(more) 

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5 Ways to Add Health and Fitness Into Your Busy Schedule

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Summer's here, and it's time to get back into beach body shape. While optimum health and fitness are important to many, the demands of work, home and personal life can leave one feeling like there's just not enough time. However, just a few minutes of exercise...(more) 

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Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

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Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial published Wednesday. Researchers said this data combined with previous studies showing that antiretroviral drugs help prevent HIV transmission...(more) 

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New drugs from Bristol, Merck at forefront of cancer meeting

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New data to be released this weekend should help deepen the understanding of how broadly new drugs that unleash the body's immune system to fight cancer can be used. Results from key clinical trials will be presented starting Friday in Chicago at the annual meeting of...(more) 

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Two glasses of wine per day could be bad for seniors' hearts

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While alcohol in small doses could indeed have protective effects on the cardiovascular system, a new study suggests that in greater quantities it can also be toxic for the heart, especially among seniors. According to a new scientific study published on May 26 in the journal...(more) 

Four people in U.S. may be taking medication after anthrax mishap

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have so far recommended that four civilians take precautionary medication after a U.S. military facility in Utah mistakenly shipped live samples of anthrax, instead of inactive ones, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, did...(more) 

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FDA ban nearly wiped out deaths, poisonings from ephedra

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By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A 13-year tally of deaths and poisonings from ephedra show a spectacular decline after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of weight loss products containing the herb in 2004. "The number of poisonings resulting in...(more) 

First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for the federal government and the House of Representatives are getting ready to face off in the first court hearing on Republicans' lawsuit over President Barack Obama's health care law.... 

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