U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Centra...

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Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may

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Radiologists want patients to get test results faster

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Patients these days expect to get imaging test results more promptly than they did in the past – and radiologists

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Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Asso

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Brain pathway makes head and face pain very draining

By Will Boggs MD(Reuters Health) - If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain elsewhere, it’s because a special pathway in the brain

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Europe's drug industry waits for white smoke in Brussels

It may be a cross between the Eurovision Song Contest, a papal conclave and a social club raffle but a ballot among EU ministers on Monday could hurt Europe's pharmaceutical industry and the health...

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Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew

Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

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Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps: ICRC

Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross...

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Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries

Pope Francis condemned on Thursday inequality in healthcare, particularly in rich countries, saying governments had a duty to ensure the common good for all its citizens.

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Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, including requiring health&...

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Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still

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Endo unit cleared of liability in first testosterone replacement trial

A federal jury in Chicago said on Thursday that Endo International's Auxilium unit was not responsible for the heart attack a man suffered while using the company's testosterone replacement drug&he...

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