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PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

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LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.

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(Reuters Health) - Men’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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(Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say.

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(Reuters Health) - Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests.

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What exactly are heritage turkeys? Here are the qualifications for a turkey to have the "heritage" title, and why some of us are going gaga to gobble them up. In the US, there are more than 14,000 heritage turkeys.

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to cut 20-25 percent of its workforce in Israel, where it employs 6,860 people, and a few thousand more jobs are to go in the United States, financial news website Calcalist said on Thursday.

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A fun family tradition can increase awareness of things you and your kids appreciate: friends, family, teachers, activities, even possessions.

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As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.

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LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Bayer is seeking to defend its pharmaceuticals business that will be diluted in importance by the takeover of Monsanto and faces a threat to revenues in 2024 when the blockbuster heart drug Xarelto loses its patent.

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

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A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host.

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Categories: food contamination and poisoning, flour

I've spent my life traveling the world in the pursuit of health and happiness.

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Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.

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Categories: creutzfeldt-jakob disease, mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), chronic wasting disease, brain, nobel prizes, national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, university of california, san francisco

With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.

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Categories: worms, eggs, sperm, genetics and heredity, biology and biochemistry, calico (california life company)

Owning a dog is linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a Swedish study found.

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Categories: dogs, heart, longevity

Touted as the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack is so uncomfortably black the human eye can't quite decipher what it is seeing. It is thought to be the closest thing to a black hole we will ever experience. That's because Vantablack is not a color, it's the almost complete absence of color.

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Outside of hospitals, men are much more likely to get lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation than women.

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Categories: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr), first aid, women and girls, heart, men and boys

(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.

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Categories: malaria, drugs (pharmaceuticals), vietnam, africa

The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.

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Categories: sugar, animals, smoking and tobacco, research, heart

Social scientists and psychologists are trying to figure out why Black Friday shoppers behave so badly.

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Categories: shopping and retail, black friday and cyber monday (shopping), emotions, advertising and marketing, stampedes

Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

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Categories: skin cancer, doctors, elderly, physician assistants, dermatology

By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.

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Categories: immunotherapy, leukemia, cancer, national cancer institute, stanford university, university of pennsylvania, june, carl h


Writing a story about Thanksgiving stress is ironic, because I don't personally feel stressed at all as the holiday fast approaches. I keep waiting for the stress to hit me like a sledgehammer, especially since we are hosting for the first time in more than five years and my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, whom I adore, keep asking if I'm sure I really want to host.

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It's a simplified approach to eating that essentially views fruits and vegetables through the same prism as candies and soda. All that matters is the total caloric tally.

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More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports.

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Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman's egg, the researchers said.

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Girls ages 10 to 14 had an 18.8 percent increase per year in treatment for self-inflected injuries -- the sharpest rise among young people ages 10 to 24, according to an analysis of ER data from 66 U.S. hospitals.

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