Health

Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

Published 23/06/2017

By Will Boggs MD(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with

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More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals

More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals

Published 23/06/2017

By Will Boggs MD(Reuters Health) - Hospitals and other healthcare facilities don’t consistently follow guidelines to ensure the safety of therapy ani

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South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

Published 23/06/2017

South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

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Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Published 22/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver sc

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California to give health clinics $20 million to counter possible Trump cuts

California to give health clinics $20 million to counter possible Trump cuts

Published 16/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators protest over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare outside the offices of Republican congressman Darryl Issa in Vista, California, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

California on Monday will announce plans to award $20 million in emergency grants to local health and Planned Parenthood clinics in anticipation of possible U.S. healthcare funding cuts, according to State Treasurer John Chiang's office.

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Worldwide, more than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

Worldwide, more than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

Published 16/06/2017

Cigarettes are seen in this illustration photo taken May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a glob

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Nonprescription prenatal vitamins may be more potent

Nonprescription prenatal vitamins may be more potent

Published 16/06/2017

A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Prescription prenatal vitamins may have lower doses of key ingredients like vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium than

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Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

Published 16/06/2017

By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - - Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South

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More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

Published 16/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - - Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to ris

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Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

Published 16/06/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum

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