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Docs may be too conservative about sex after heart attack

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By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Most people get no advice from their doctors about whether or when it’s safe to have sex after a heart attack, according to a survey of American and Spanish patients under age 55. Just one in eight women and...(more) 

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NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, experts say

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By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted "a ton of lawsuits" against the state. But that is unlikely as the end of a drilling boom has left the industry in...(more) 

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Federal judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

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(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed a $75-million NCAA settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit over head injuries suffered by student athletes, court records show. U.S. District Judge John Lee wrote in a 21-page opinion that while the proposed agreement was...(more) 

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Ebola toll nears 7,000; rate of spread slows in Sierra Leone: WHO

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,915 out of 18,603 cases as of Dec. 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. There are signs that the increase in incidence in Sierra Leone has slowed, although 327 new...(more) 

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South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday. South Korea earlier this month confirmed a fresh case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog...(more) 

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Execution drug providers to be anonymous under new Ohio measure

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By Jo Ingles COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation allowing prison officials to keep confidential the names of pharmacies that prepare drugs used for lethal injections, in a step toward resuming executions in the state. The bill cleared the...(more) 

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14 pharmacy workers arrested over US meningitis outbreak

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Two owners and 12 former employees of a US pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that killed 64 people across the country, prosecutors said. Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro owned the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which lost its license...(more) 

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Global population living six years longer than in 1990: study

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from...(more) 

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New York state bans fracking

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he would ban hydraulic fracking in New York State, citing health concerns about the controversial oil and gas drilling technique. The announcement extends a de facto New York ban on the practice, which offers the potential to unlock vast quantities of...(more) 

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Pharmacists Charged With Murder in 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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A Massachusetts pharmacy owner has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections.The outbreak killed 64 people and sickened 687 others who received the injections across 20 states. Prosecutors said the pharmacists' actions displayed...(more) 

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U.S. charges two pharmacists with 25 murders in meningitis outbreak

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By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - Two pharmacists from Massachusetts were charged with second-degree murder in connection with a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people and injured about 750, according to an indictment made public on Wednesday. The 131-count indictment accuses 14...(more) 

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Sierra Leone goes door-to-door to fight Ebola surge

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Sierra Leone on Wednesday said health workers would go door-to-door as part of sweeping efforts to stem the spread of Ebola in the west of the country, which has also been hit by a ban on New Year revelries and travel restrictions. President Ernest Bai Koroma...(more) 

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