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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Europe votes to ban menthol cigarettes - but not until 2022

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Europe votes down hardline tobacco proposals The European Parliament voted yesterday to ban menthol cigarettes from 2022 but rejected a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes as medicine. Its bid to water down proposed tobacco legislation also included scaling down the size of health warnings on packets following intense lobbying by tobacco companies. European ...

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    Animals play key role in spread of deadly Mers virus - study

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Study suggests virus, which has killed 58, has jumped from animals to people several times, but does not spread easily between humans Animals key to spread of Mers virus Genetic analysis of samples of the deadly Mers virus that has killed 58 people in the Middle East and Europe shows the disease has jumped from animals to humans several times, scientists said ...

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    Autism linked to some IVF treatments - but it's only a small risk

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Couples who have certain types of fertility treatment have a higher chance of having a child with autism or learning difficulties - although the overall risk is still extremely small, say scientists. They say couples should not consider abandoning or avoi ...

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    Later retirement linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s, study shows

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 06:06pm by Reuters in Boston

    ... Workers who postpone retirement are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia known to affect the elderly than those who leave their jobs at age 60, a recent survey of nearly half a million European retirees shows. The study l ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudis forced to restrict haj pilgrims due to Mers cases

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Reuters Saudis restrict pilgrims over Mers ...

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    Mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea as suspected cases reach Mali

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bamako MSF facility in Guinea forced to close after attackers blame it for deadly outbreak Treatment centre for Ebola hit by attackers An angry crowd attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Guinea, accusing its staff of bringing the deadly disease to the town, Medecins Sans Frontieres said, as Mali identified its first suspected cases. More than 90 people have already died ...

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    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

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    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Too early to say whether mandating unbranded packaging has cut teen smoking in Australia, yet Britain is about to launch similar legislation Jury still out on plain pack cigarettes More than a year after Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth emulating. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his apartment whenever he didn’t have to be at work. “When you have to apply ointment all over your body, it is impractical. It also has a smell and when you go to work, your colleagues will start ...

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    Children who smoke menthol cigarettes more likely to get addicted, study finds

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 10:51am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Children who experiment with menthol cigarettes are more likely to become habitual smokers than their peers who start out with the regular variety, according to a US study that looked at tens of thousands of students. The researchers, whose results appeared in the journal Addiction , found that children who were dabbling with menthol cigarettes were 80 per ...




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