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Illinois lawmakers delay bill to expand abortion as veto looms

FILE PHOTO: Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner speaks to the media after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and other Governor-elects from seven U.S. states at the White House in Washington December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo Click here to Read from the source

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Breast cancer treatment costs higher for younger women

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Younger women may face higher costs for breast cancer care than older patients at least in part because they’re diagnosed when tumors are more advanced and require more aggressive treatment, a recent U.S. study suggests. For younger women aged 21 to 44, average treatment costs in the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis ...

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Help brains by cooling bodies after cardiac arrest

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People who are left unconscious after their heart suddenly stops should be cooled in an effort to preserve brain function, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Reducing a comatose person’s body temperature down to 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (C) – about 90 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (F) – for 24 hours ...

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Prisoners care for abused animals as part of rehab program

By Lucy Nicholson | PHOENIX Kristina Hazelett had cats, birds and hamsters growing up, but she never knew much about dogs until she started serving a several-month jail sentence for drug possession. The 35-year-old inmate is part of a small team of women prisoners in Phoenix, Arizona who work with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Safety Unit (MASH). The ...

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Cracking, popping joints may foretell arthritis

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Grating, cracking or popping sounds around joints may predict future arthritis, especially in the knees, according to a recent U.S. study. Among thousands of people with no knee pain who were followed for three years, one quarter had noisy knees yet they made up three quarters of the cases of symptomatic knee arthritis that ...

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WHO wants transparency, market revamp for fairer drug pricing

A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Picture taken September 18. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic Click here to Read from the source

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U.S. hepatitis C cases soar on spike in heroin use

0SHARESShare FILE PHOTO – A man injects himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, the nation’s largest needle-exchange program, in Seattle, Washington April 30, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder/File Photo 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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U.S. candymakers band together to reduce calories

0SHARESShare FILE PHOTO – Nestle candy products are displayed the company’s news conference in New York October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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International Nurses’ Day 2017: Here is what I do as a General Nurse

Nurses are unsung heroes most of the time (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) International Nurses’ Day 2017 is on May 12. To celebrate, one woman tells her experience of being a nurse. As a General Nurse, my job is to visit care homes and support the residents, their families and the staff working there. I work alongside a mental health ...

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