• Crying is a baby's Trump call - study

    The sound of crying babies can adversely affect adults' ability to perform basic tasks, but also triggers decisiveness in our response, according to a new study. After asking recently for a crying infant to be removed from a Republican Party rally, US Presidential nominee Donald Trump might agree

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  • Efficient cookstoves save trees - and chickens - in Kenya

    By Moraa Obiria GICHANGI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers in Kenya's Laikipia County have found a clever way to reduce their use of wood for fuel while raising more chickens for cash: an efficient ceramic cooking stove that doubles as a chick brooding box. The innovation has helped

  • BRIEF-Winning Health Technology's net profit up 624.2 pct in H1

    Aug 26 (Reuters) - Winning Health Technology Group Co Ltd * Says its net profit up 624.2 percent at 423.5 million yuan ($63.51 million) in H1 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2bTRPl9 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.6678 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • BRIEF-Yunnan Baiyao Group's H1 net profit up 10.6 pct

    Aug 26 (Reuters) - Yunnan Baiyao Group Co Ltd * Says H1 net profit up 10.6 percent y/y Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2bCkZGs Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • Climate change to double number of hay fever sufferers

    Climate change and the spread of invasive ragweed are set to double the number of seasonal allergy sufferers across Europe, with similar impacts likely in North America, researchers said Thursday. By mid-century, some 77 million people in Europe will be hit by hay fever misery, up from 33 million today

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  • Diabetes drug may help prevent heart disease

    London, Aug 26 (IANS) A drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes patients can also be used to inhibit or delay heart disease in individuals with Type 1 diabetes, says a study. Heart disease is the leading cause of illness in diabetic patients, accounting for more than half of all fatalities. Metformin

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  • Italy quake death toll rises to 267; nearly 400 hospitalized

    ROME (Reuters) - The number of people killed in the massive earthquake that shook central Italy on Wednesday rose to 267 on Friday and nearly 400 injured people were in hospitals, the Civil Protection department said. It said aftershocks were continuing in the area. More than 900 aftershocks have been

  • 9 injured after balloons cause Orlando mall shooting scare

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

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  • Using Facebook, Twitter may cut BP, diabetes in elderly

    New York, Aug 26 (IANS) Surprised to see your grandparents making friends on Facebook, chatting online or using instant messaging services on smartphones? If yes, take heart, as indulging in social media could reduce loneliness as well as chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes in

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  • Low levels of physical activity worsens psychosis

    London, Aug 26 (IANS) Living a sedentary lifestyle could increase your risk of developing psychosis leading to early death, a study has warned. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of avoidable death and is as harmful as smoking, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). The researchers

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  • Food allergies linked to higher asthma risk in kids

    New York, Aug 26 (IANS) The higher the number of food allergies a child might have, the greater is his or her risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood, new research has found. The study is a retrospective analysis of the electronic health records of more than one million urban

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  • Marijuana compound may improve night vision

    Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, may improve low-light vision of vertebrates by sensitising retinal cells. The experiment was conducted in tadpoles and it is too early to say if cannabinoids have

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  • Disrupted sleeping habits may cause suicidal thoughts

    London, Aug 26 (IANS) Staying awake at night or lack of good sleep may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts, a new study has found. According to the study, the researchers highlighted the link between sleep problems, suicidal thoughts and changes in behaviours. In this study, 18 participants

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  • Greeting refugees, U.S. city draws on wisdom learned decades ago from Laotian immigrants

    By Ellen Wulfhorst MISSOULA, Montana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Decades after hosting Hmong families who had fled Laos, the small city of Missoula, Montana, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is drawing on the success of that experience to welcome a new set of refugees. It's cool," said 18

  • California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

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  • Judge rejects doctors' lawsuit against Quackwatch website

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit brought by two pioneers in the anti-aging movement who said an online article about them suggests they're quacks has been tossed out by a judge.

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  • Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.

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  • Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen amid wave of criticism

    Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket costs of its emergency EpiPen allergy injection for some patients amid a wave of criticism from lawmakers and the public over the product's rapidly escalating price. The list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said

  • Italy quake toll hits 250 as rescuers search flattened towns

    By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to 250 on Thursday as rescue teams scoured mounds of rubble for a second day in towns and villages flattened by the natural disaster. "People like myself have

  • Dominican Republic has 3 babies with birth defect from Zika

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has reported its first three cases of babies born with a birth defect linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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  • Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday.

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  • Italy's Renzi promises to rebuild earthquake ravaged communities

    Italy will rebuild communities devastated by this week's earthquake and will relaunch efforts to protect the country's buildings and infrastructure from natural disasters, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday. At least 250 people died after an earthquake struck the mountainous heart

  • Walgreens clinics run by SSM to include birth control

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.

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  • One Year Later, 1st Child to Have Both Hands Transplanted Makes Progress

    Surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in July last year performed the world’s first pediatric bilateral hand transplant on Zion Harvey, an eight-year-old boy who endured an 10-hour procedure involving a 40-person medical team. Harvey’s hands and feet had to be amputated after he contracted

  • Hong Kong reports first case of Zika virus

    Hong Kong authorities reported the city's first Zika virus infection Thursday, which they described as an imported case of the disease blamed for birth defects. The Zika-infected patient was said to be a 38-year-old female who had travelled to a Caribbean island, before complaining of pain in the

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