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Republicans fail again to kill off Obamacare in U.S. Senate
26 Sep 2017 at 12:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare fell apart in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday for the second time in two months in a serious defeat for President Donald Trump's domestic agenda.
Pregnant women still unaware of epilepsy drug risks: EMA hearing
26 Sep 2017 at 11:24am
PARIS (Reuters) - More than three decades after links emerged between Sanofi's epilepsy drug valproate and birth defects, many pregnant women remain unaware of the risks, patients, doctors and researchers said on Tuesday.
Cell phone use by expectant mothers not tied to brain problems in kids
26 Sep 2017 at 1:56pm
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who use cell phones may be no more likely to have kids with brain development problems than expectant mothers who avoid mobile devices, a recent study suggests.
Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids
26 Sep 2017 at 1:12pm
(Reuters Health) - Children who don?t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests.
Ireland set to vote on loosening abortion laws in May or June
26 Sep 2017 at 10:24am
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland plans to hold a referendum next May or June on whether it should loosen some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.
Vets in Philippines turn to technology to track and tackle rabies
26 Sep 2017 at 8:22am
MANILA (Reuters) - Armed with smartphones and syringes, veterinarians in the Philippines are turning to technology to fight rabies, using tracking tools to identify problem areas in mass campaigns to vaccinate dogs.
New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report
26 Sep 2017 at 11:06am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New U.S. cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - reached more than 2 million in 2016, a new record, U.S. health officials said, prompting calls for more effective prevention efforts.
?Caregiver burden? affects people with sick pets, too
26 Sep 2017 at 10:29am
(Reuters Health) - Dog and cat owners may experience ?caregiver burden? when taking care of their sick animals, a new study shows.
F1 team uses racing car technology to keep newborns safe in ambulances
26 Sep 2017 at 3:27am
GROVE, England (Reuters) - A Formula One racing team is employing technology that helps racing drivers survive high speed crashes to create a new device that keeps newborn babies safe during emergency transportation.
Earthquakes literally broke hearts in New Zealand
26 Sep 2017 at 9:49am
(Reuters Health) - Heart attacks spiked in Christchurch, New Zealand in the areas struck hardest by a set of 2010 and 2011 earthquakes during the year after the tremblers, a new study shows.