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Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos


CHICAGO A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.

IUD use attracts new opposition from anti-abortion groups

NEW YORK A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion.

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New York is first U.S. city with salt warning on restaurant menus

NEW YORK A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will appear, starting Tuesday, on menus in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke.

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China struggles with IVF demand as one-child policy ends

SHANGHAI The Nanfang clinic in China's southern Guangdong province says it offers Chinese patients seeking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) the chance to choose the gender of their child, avoid stringent approval checks and snarling queues.

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Exercise as young adult tied to heart health decades later

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers who aren’t as active early in life, a U.S. study suggests.

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Doctors' use of computers during appointments leaves patients less satisfied

(Reuters Health) - Doctors who entered data into computerized health records during patients' appointments did less positive communicating, and patients rated their care excellent less often, in a recent study.

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Certain birth defects linked to abuse of infants and toddlers

(Reuters Health) - Babies with certain birth defects are much more likely to be abused as infants and toddlers than other young children, a U.S. study suggests.

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Facebook network and stress levels may be tied together

(Reuters Health) – A small study suggests that for adolescents, their number of Facebook friends may be related to their stress levels, with more than 300 friends associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

30 Nov 2015

Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugs

SHANGHAI China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population. | Video

30 Nov 2015

Northern Irish abortion laws breach human rights: court

BELFAST Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws are in breach of human rights by failing to provide exceptions in the case of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime, Belfast's High Court found in a landmark ruling on Monday.

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A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article 


Movie Review: Tamasha

If there is one thing to be said for Imtiaz Ali's films, they are intensely personal statements. Whether you identify with his films or not mostly depends on whether your life experiences match those of his characters.

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