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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea
17 Nov 2017 at 4:07am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.
U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion
17 Nov 2017 at 4:02pm
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.N. official said Friday.
Europe's drug industry waits for white smoke in Brussels
17 Nov 2017 at 7:32am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It may be a cross between the Eurovision Song Contest, a papal conclave and a social club raffle but a ballot among EU ministers on Monday could hurt Europe's pharmaceutical industry and the health of millions.
Brain pathway makes head and face pain very draining
17 Nov 2017 at 9:13am
(Reuters Health) - If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain elsewhere, it?s because a special pathway in the brain is heightening our emotions from pain at those sites, according to studies in mice.
Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries
17 Nov 2017 at 1:21am
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned on Thursday inequality in healthcare, particularly in rich countries, saying governments had a duty to ensure the common good for all its citizens.
Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps: ICRC
17 Nov 2017 at 5:52am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.
Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades
17 Nov 2017 at 2:40pm
(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests.
Radiologists want patients to get test results faster
17 Nov 2017 at 2:11pm
(Reuters Health) - Patients these days expect to get imaging test results more promptly than they did in the past ? and radiologists are moving toward making that happen, researchers say.
Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness
17 Nov 2017 at 11:35am
(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.
Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs
16 Nov 2017 at 5:06pm
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.