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Study Warns of Risks from ‘Distracted Walking’

Study Warns of Risks from ‘Distracted Walking’

  Washington, United States – You might think you can safely walk and text on your smartphone at the same time. But watch out for the other guy. A study released ...

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Too Much TV as a Young Adult May Harm Brain in Mid-life: Study

Too Much TV as a Young Adult May Harm Brain in Mid-life: Study

  Miami, United States – Too much television-watching in young adulthood could lead to cognitive problems in mid-life, suggested a study that tracked more than 3,000 people for 25 years. People ...

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HIV Diagnoses Hit Record Low in New York

HIV Diagnoses Hit Record Low in New York

  New York, United States – The number of new HIV diagnoses in New York has hit a record low after falling nearly 40 percent in the last decade, city authorities ...

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EU Lawmakers Urge ‘Independent’ Probe Into MSF Hospital Strike

EU Lawmakers Urge ‘Independent’ Probe Into MSF Hospital Strike

  Strasbourg, France – The European Parliament urged an “independent” investigation into the US bombing of an MSF hospital in Afghanistan which killed 30 people in an attack the military blamed ...

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US Scientists Work to Breed Malaria-free Mosquitos

US Scientists Work to Breed Malaria-free Mosquitos

  Washington, United States – US researchers have carried out genetic tweaks to malaria-carrying mosquitos so their offspring feature genes that block the parasite which causes the disease, opening the way ...

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Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

  STREET ROUNDS – Last week, the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, commenced its 2015 meeting. Established in 1989 as an informal ministerial dialogue group where foreign and trade ...

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Health Risk of Loneliness Has Physiological Basis: Study

Health Risk of Loneliness Has Physiological Basis: Study

  Washington, United States – Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent in older adults, according to a study published that posits a physiological basis for the ...

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Why Diets Don’t Work: Healthy Foods Vary by Individual

Why Diets Don’t Work: Healthy Foods Vary by Individual

  Miami, United States – A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, according to a study out that suggests a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting is fundamentally ...

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Major US Doctors Group Urges Ban on Drug Ads

Major US Doctors Group Urges Ban on Drug Ads

  Miami, United States – Members of a major US medical association called Tuesday for a ban on advertising prescription drugs to consumers, saying the practice helps drive up prices and ...

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US Hospital to Offer Uterus Transplants

US Hospital to Offer Uterus Transplants

  Miami, United States – A leading US hospital said Thursday it is preparing to offer women uterine transplants, a technology that has been proven in Sweden and could help those ...

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