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Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

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WASHINGTON - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

- The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

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Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes, according to a new study.

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Off-season may not be enough for football players' brains

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The time between football seasons may not be enough for players' brains to recover from hard hits to their heads during games and practices, suggests a new, small study.

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Diabetes complications show significant decline in past two decades

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetes is becoming increasingly common in the United States, but the risks of complications from the blood sugar disease have declined since 1990, according to a new study.

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Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

CHICAGO - Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according to an international study released on Wednesday.

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National event urges Americans to plan for the end

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With taxes filed, Americans today are being asked to consider life's other certainty: death, and the myriad complications that often now accompany it.

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For kids, moving can be mentally tough

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new U.S. study.

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Rape-prevention program cuts sexual assaults in Kenya

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Self-defense and empowerment classes designed to arm girls with tools to prevent rape reduced sexual assaults among Kenyan students, a new study shows.

16 Apr 2014

Abbott Laboratories profit beats forecast, but sales lag

- Abbott Laboratories Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, but combined sales of its nutritional products, medical devices and generic medicines were slightly below Wall Street expectations.

16 Apr 2014
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Promises and more promises: India’s parties pitch their visions

Campaign season in India means it's also promise season, and political parties aren't short on pledges for what they would do if they come to power after election results come out in May. From the Tamil Nadu-based MDMK party's pledge to rename the country "The United States of India" to the Odisha-based BJD's promise to "guarantee" development projects, there are plenty of promises floating around to help parties capture, retain or regain power.

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