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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol plans to use a 2005 anti-terror law to sidestep an environmental impact study for a section of President Donald Trump's border wall that will pa
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Energy Department to move faster with a research program on converting nuclear reactors in the Navy's submarines and carriers from bomb-g
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A review of Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical examiner's office has found that the loss of a key piece of evidence in a murder investigation — ...
(Reuters Health) - People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit.
(Reuters Health) - People who regularly do resistance exercises may get stronger and build more lean muscle mass when they add more protein to their diet, a recent study suggests.
LONDON (Reuters) - The son of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American tourist in Zimbabwe caused international uproar, has also been shot dead by a hunter in Zimbabwe, scientists said.
Researchers have found that the drug, memantine, used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease may help traumatic brain injury patients as well.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury handed Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc a big win on Friday after it was accused of infringing on a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc through its production of
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government o
Research by hair transplant clinic DHI London quizzed 100 people on their attitudes towards male pattern baldness - and found that people still make primitive assumptions.
VANCOUVER - The City of Vancouver says it will ask council to approve an additional $600,000 in spending on the opioid crisis as officials estimate over 400 people could die ......
Heather Winfree, from Knoxville in Tennessee, got a limited edition collection of baseball cards for Steve, a huge baseball fan. He didn't realize they contained a life-changing note.
Former ballet dancer and mother-of-two Courtney Wyckoff has been through it, and has since curated a mom-friendly way to ease back into pre-pregnancy workouts.
(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure during pregnancy has long been linked to greater odds of redeveloping the condition in middle age, but a new study suggests that the increased risk may exist soo
The current air quality has been a deterrent for some riders, but not Malcolm Stinson. A slight knee injury could be an excuse for many runners, but not the 57-year-old Edmonton resident. Multiple mye
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that offering a $100 incentive increased the rate of patients getting colorectal cancer screenings.
While chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, the 14 patients involved in this report were all being treated with a new form of drugs called immunotherapy, which work differently.
Adderall, growing popular as a so-called 'smart drug', helped to boost memory and attention in a small trial, according to researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Former ballet dancer and mother-of-two Courtney Wyckoff has been through it, and has since curated a mom-friendly way to ease back into pre-pregnancy workouts.
Heather Winfree, from Knoxville in Tennessee, got a limited edition collection of baseball cards for Steve, a huge baseball fan. He didn't realize they contained a life-changing note.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide believe parents have more influence on their teenagers' decisions than they realise. They add that the findings highlight the need to educate parents.
In saliva, scientists have found hints that a 'ghost' species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Friday it will send another 225 troops to help fight wildfires in the western province of British Columbia, as hot, dry weather conditions
Researchers from Brown University found that sufferers of the mental health condition who are insensitive to their children are more likely to have youngsters with difficult temperaments.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Security guards in Poland's Bialowieza Forest have forcibly ejected protesters who sought to stop the felling of trees in one of Europe's last primeval woods, a project that has dra
(Reuters) - Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to return on Friday after they fled their homes amid a spreading wildfire nearby that has destroyed dozens o
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens described homeopathy as 'at best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds'. In the last five years it has cost the NHS at least £578,000.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, found that, on its own, drinking alcohol in moderation adds seven disability-free years to your life.
(Reuters) - Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the brain being operated on during the first such procedure in India.
Jaili Lamb's, 2, from Pike County, Arkansas, hair constantly stands on end due to 'uncombable hair syndrome' - a condition that is rumored to have also affected Albert Einstein.
OSLO (Reuters) - Environmental activists protested on Friday near an offshore rig contracted by Statoil in the remote Norwegian Arctic, where the firm is looking for oil and gas deposits.
Women who start the menopause before 40 are four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who start the process after 55, according to new research.
Simon Stevens, the head of NHS England, has said the current target of recruiting 500 doctors from overseas needs to be quadrupled, and we need to search as far afield as Australia.
Having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat.
Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study. The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of
Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey
Is it because males are more likely to isolate themselves? Is it because men, to deal with their suffering, are more inclined to consume alcohol and other drugs? Is it because men, who do the most dan
Studies of naturally carbonated mineral water have given scientists insight on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable geothermal energy.
After a professional poker player was bet $1 million that he could not reduce his body fat percentage to just 10 percent in six months, he remarkably dropped 70 pounds.
The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the FDA.
Ion channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method now allows them to be studied with greater specificity than ever bef
Biochemists have elucidated the structure of an enzyme that supplies carotenoid, investigators report. The lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blind
Physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age, numerous studies have shown. Now researchers have explored in one of the first studies worldwide h
Based on official data of more than 2.3 million people, it provides the most accurate probability of dying from cancer over 10 years, Leicester University researchers said.
Global fatality numbers fell to one million last year from 1.9 million in 2005, according to a report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids. The report claims the 'scales have been tippe
GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after delegates at two international co
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is far from being controlled and may be further exacerbated by the rainy season, even if the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in some hotspots, the
PARIS (Reuters) - French wine production may fall 17 percent this year to a record low after spring frosts damaged vineyards, notably in the Bordeaux region, which might lose half its output, the farm
Researchers from the Charité hospital in Berlin found that people who die aged 100 or older have 3.3 health complaints at the time of passing versus 4.6 ailments in those who die in their 80s or 90s
Ivanka Danisová, 30, from Bratislava, Slovakia, was born with Goldenhar syndrome - a congenital birth defect that causes underdeveloped cranial bones on the right side of her face.
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit.
(Reuters) - A European regulatory panel recommended granting approval to a treatment for HIV infection developed by Janssen-Cilag International, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the government will draft a new law for the country's mining industry, which he said pays too little in tax and not enough in com
LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Appl
Sarah Pickles, 35, from Winsford, Cheshire, and husband Dave, 42, dreamed of completing their family with a brother for Lillie, but doctors said her chemotherapy was too aggressive.
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.
ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes he
An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2011 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season
Raymond Kelly, from New Malden, south west London, became the world's oldest patient to be fitted with a new type of cochlear implant during a two-hour operation at St George's Hospital.
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