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India to investigate corruption in healthcare after TV sting operation

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By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has ordered an investigation into doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests, following a sting operation by a TV news channel. Hindi news channel News Nation TV showed laboratories in the national...(more) 

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AIDS cure: study sees advance for 'kick and kill' strategy

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The technique aims to force the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from its last redoubt after it is beaten back by antiretroviral drugs. If the drugs are stopped, HIV usually rebounds within a few weeks and starts once more to infect other immune cells, exposing the body...(more) 

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Middle East virus found in air of camel barn

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Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel. The study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, calls for further research...(more) 

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Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

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By Adam Jourdan and Lisa Baertlein SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one...(more) 

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MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

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LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air.  

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Probiotics might help lower blood pressure

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By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly consuming probiotics, or the “good” bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers found that consuming the proper amount of probiotics over at least...(more) 

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HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report

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UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease can be slashed by a quarter, researchers said Tuesday. "The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS", wrote a team that reviewed data contained in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. "The overall amount of ill-health and...(more) 

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Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue. 

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U.S. judge tosses FDA panel report on menthol cigarettes

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By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Monday in favor of two tobacco companies that challenged a 2011 U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee report on menthol cigarettes, finding three of the panel's members had conflicts of interests. U.S. District Court...(more) 

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Boy found starved in Pennsylvania home, authorities say

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By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The mother and grandparents of a Pennsylvania boy, who authorities say was starved nearly to death, are facing criminal charges, according to court documents. The 7-year-old boy weighed less than 25 pounds (11 kg) when he was found last month...(more) 

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Bail set as elderly former Nazi guard falls ill in Pennsylvania

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(Reuters) - A former Nazi concentration camp guard awaiting extradition to Germany was granted bail on Monday, set at $100,000, after his serious medical condition worsened while in jail, according to court documents. The decision comes days before a federal judge was to decide whether Johann...(more) 

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Exclusive: Sterling needs $2 bln sale of NBA's Clippers to pay debt

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By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If the disputed $2 billion sale of professional basketball's Los Angeles Clippers is not completed, it could force team owner Donald Sterling to sell off some of his real estate assets to pay back debt, the executive who manages...(more) 

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