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Olympics-German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event

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By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing regatta there. The...(more) 

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Soccer-Bournemouth ready for tough test against Leicester - manager

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is not surprised by Leicester City's impressive start to the Premier League campaign and predicted a tough test for his players against the Foxes on Saturday. Leicester are second in the table with seven points from three games, scoring seven goals even...(more) 

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US approves injectable anti-cholesterol drug Repatha

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US regulators on Thursday approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients with stubbornly high cholesterol which puts them at risk of heart disease. Repatha, also known as evolocumab, is made by Amgen and is part of a new class of...(more) 

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Georgia church limits entry for Jimmy Carter's Sunday school

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By Mike Cooper ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Georgia church where Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school lessons said it would limit visitors starting this weekend to deal with crowds hoping to see the former U.S. president who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains,...(more) 

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Real On-Air Violence Can Traumatize Viewers

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The shooting on live television in Virginia Wednesday could have a psychological effect on the thousands of viewers who were exposed to the traumatic event, experts say. 

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Young goths 'at risk of depression'

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Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests. 

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Fears grow for Nepal's pregnant women after quake

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As labour pains gripped Junu Shrestha around midnight one day in early July, the heavily pregnant villager set off on foot along a muddy path destroyed in Nepal's earthquake, desperate for help. "I had to keep stopping because of the pain." Some 70 percent of pre-natal...(more) 

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'We Were Lucky This Time': How Experts are Battling the Next Ebola

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We're over 20 months into the Ebola epidemic, and while it has slowed over the last few months, new cases continue to emerge each week. Liberia, declared Ebola-free for over two months, suffered another death from the disease last month, spreading fears of a comeback in...(more) 

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study. Only 1.7 percent of U.S. parents of kindergartners sought exemptions...(more) 

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Cancer, transplant patients protest Venezuela's medicine shortages

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By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country whose health care system is beset with shortages. Around 13,000 people with chronic...(more) 

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Long working hours tied to stroke risk

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who work at least 55 hours a week are significantly more likely to eventually suffer a stroke than people who work 35 to 40 hours a week, a recent study suggests. Previously, the same research team had linked longer...(more) 

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FDA approves Amgen's cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha

a shared story    1 day 22 hours 46 minutes ago
By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc's Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease. Last month the FDA approved a similar drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi...(more) 

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