• Woman's abdominal pain turns into surprise baby

    STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Abdominal pain sent Stephanie Jaegers to the hospital.

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  • Trump vows to weaken U.S. media 'power structure' if elected

    By Emily Stephenson GETTSYBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T Inc to buy Time Warner Inc if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a "power structure" rigged against both him and

  • Burning sulphur near Mosul sends hundreds to hospital, U.S. troops don masks

    By Babak Dehghanpisheh QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Up to 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State in northern Iraq and U.S. officials say U.S. forces at a nearby airfield are wearing protective masks. A cloud

  • Burning sulphur near Mosul sends hundreds to hospital

    Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a burning sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State near Mosul. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  • Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

    TOKYO (AP) — Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest, has died, Japanese media reported. She was 77.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe skirts retirement talk at burial of friend

    By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe on Saturday avoided the controversial subject of his future as he buried a senior political colleague and friend who had been pressing him to retire. Mugabe, 92 and one of Africa's longest serving leaders, is eligible

  • Nearly 1,000 treated for breathing problems south of Mosul - hospital

    Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to toxic gases from a sulphur plant which Islamic State militants are suspected to have set on fire near the city of Mosul, hospital sources said on Saturday. No deaths were reported in connection with the incident, said the sources

  • India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi's pollution

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.

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  • Adverse events in childhood may affect child's health

    New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Household dysfunction or any adverse event in childhood may have a short-term affect on a child's health and weight in early days as well, finds a study. The study suggested that children exposed to early adversity also have increased risk for asthma, infection, somatic complaints

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  • White substance found at Clinton office not hazardous - police

    (Reuters) - Preliminary analysis has found that a white substance that prompted the evacuation of Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, was not harmful, police said on Saturday. The substance arrived through the mail at Clinton's campaign office in Manhattan, and was

  • Discrimination against obese people may increase health risks

    New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Obese people risk getting diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, inflammation and other disorders, if they are discriminated in society, finds a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher. The study suggested that those who experienced weight discrimination over a 10-year

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  • Merkel's Bavarian allies back her for fourth term

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies will back her if she decides to run for a fourth term next year, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) said on Saturday, signalling a possible end of a row over migration among conservatives. "Angela Merkel is our candidate," CSU

  • Indian-origin researcher's smart textiles to measure illness

    New York, Oct 22 (IANS) What if clothes and other wearable items can sense your illness and transmit data to a doctor in a distant clinic for monitoring your health and prescribing drugs? This could be possible, thanks to new research by an Indian-origin scientist at University of Rhode Island. Kunal

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  • Obama compares 'Obamacare' to 'exploding' Samsung Note 7

    New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Facing flak for several analogies in his ambitious "Obamacare" health initiative, US President Barack Obama has compared the 2010 Affordable Care Act to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 -- the device that has fears of its battery exploding, a media report said on Saturday.

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: There are an estimated 21.6 million veterans in the United States. Among them, nearly 9 million are enrolled in health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. About 4.3 million veterans get disability compensation from the VA and nearly 900,000 have been diagnosed

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  • Health Ministry bans sale, use of 10 cosmetics products containing poison

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has advised the public not to buy or use 10 cosmetic products, which were detected to contain prohibited ingredients including scheduled poisons.The products are; Melan: Off Intensive Mask, Melan: Off Cream, Afrina Night Cream, Afrina Daily Cream, Kemboja Herbal Cream

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Health Care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE : About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain. Millions remain uninsured. Quality is still uneven. Costs are high and trending up again. Medicare's insolvency is two years

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid Epidemic

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC uses

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Abortion

    NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president.

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  • Polio vaccine makers failing to make enough doses - WHO experts

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization. With polio on the brink of eradication

  • After the hurricane, cholera hits Haiti's suffering survivors

    The rains inundating their ruined homes are no longer the biggest concern of the long-suffering people of Randelle: cholera is tearing through the isolated Haitian mountain village at devastating speed. "Cholera is eating us alive: my neighbor was the first to fall ill, then it came to our house

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  • Health certificate necessary for poultry transported to Delhi market

    In a bid to check spread of bird flu, the Delhi government has made health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to the Ghazipur poultry market, Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

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  • Fact-Checking Trump: Can Abortions Really Happen on the 'Final Day' of Pregnancy?

    At last night's presidential debate, Donald Trump said abortions could happen "on the final day" of a pregnancy if Hillary Clinton becomes president, but experts say this is very unlikely and does not accurately reflect the reality of abortions in the United States. However, an abortion

  • Rich People Really Do Ignore You When They Walk By

    Wealthy people appear to spend less time looking at other human beings, compared with how much time people in lower social classes look at others, according to a new study that used Google Glass headsets to track people's gazes. Because the time people spend looking at something may be related to

  • Heavy Marijuana Use May Be Bad for Your Bones

    People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may be more susceptible to bone fractures than people who don't use the drug, according to a new study conducted in the United Kingdom. Researchers also found that the people in the study who used marijuana regularly tended to have thinner bones



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