State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their “last best chance” to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation. (adsbygoogle More...

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Flu symptoms: Eating broccoli and doing THESE four points could get rid of a cold in a day | Health | Life & Style

The NHS has said the UK should be prepared for a particularly bad flu season. Australia and New Zealand have reported a significant rise in cases, and their winter tends to be a good indicator of what might happen More...

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Roche receives EU approval for Gazyvaro, European approval for Actemra

ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche said it has received European approval for its Actemra medication in giant cell arteritis (GCA), the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday. “As the first effective non-steroid therapy More...

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BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales

(Reuters) – Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school said on Thursday. Students or visitors More...

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A daily half hour’s exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, More...

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THIS is the secret to living a longer, healthier life | Health | Life & Style

A brisk walk, a workout in the gym or tackling the household chores all have the same positive effect, scientists have said. The life-lengthening effects of brisk activity are confirmed in a new study of 130,000 More...

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Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked More...

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Stopping antidepressants tied to increased relapse risk

(Reuters Health) – People taking antidepressants for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to relapse when they stop using these drugs than More...

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Cancer risk: Diet rich in pickled foods could cause rare throat type | Health | Life & Style

Cancer kills someone every four minutes in the UK, with lung, bowel, breast and prostate cancers accounting for almost half of deaths. According to Cancer Research UK, four in ten cases of cancer could be prevented. Risk More...

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Many drug companies fail to conduct timely safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

(Reuters Health) – In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit More...