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(Reuters health) – More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests. FILE PHOTO: Children cool off in fountains as a summer heatwave with high temperatures continues in Paris, France, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau […]

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(Reuters health) – People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. FILE PHOTO: Nuts are seen on display at Maran Vegan, Austria’s first strictly vegan supermarket, in Vienna, Austria January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader Diabetics […]

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TORONTO (Reuters) – A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer of British Columbia, told Reuters on Tuesday that being under-vaccinated would include people who have had only […]

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<img src="https://a57.foxnews.com/a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/02/640/320/1862/1048/a61a8bdd-gasoline_istock.jpg?ve=1&tl=1?ve=1&tl=1" alt="The smell of gasoline is toxic, especially when breathed in large amounts.“> The smell of gasoline is toxic, especially when breathed in large amounts.<br data-cke-eol="1">(iStock) If you’ve ever pulled up to a gas station and actually <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/mental-health/addiction” target=”_blank”>enjoyed </a>the strong gasoline odor, you’re not the only one. Although not everyone does, many […]

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years. FILE PHOTO: A staff member of the National Cancer Center Hospital shows the […]

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At least 922 children and young adults have died of<a href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/infectious-disease” target=”_blank”> measles</a> in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/infectious-disease/vaccines” target=”_blank”>vaccination </a>program, the World health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of deaths is based on official numbers, but these are likely to be very incomplete, as is the current total […]

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PARIS (Reuters) – Only half of France’s farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country’s farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then. French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume attends an interview with Reuters in Paris, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau In November 2017, President […]

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(Reuters health) – Newborns who don’t get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S. study suggests. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until at least 6 months of age because it can reduce babies’ risk of […]

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(Reuters health) – More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say. Historically, binge drinking among both men and women has tended to increase from age 18 through the early 20s then […]

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(Reuters health) – A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly infection for people who harbor the antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as MRSA, a new study suggests. MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is responsible for over 80,000 invasive and tough-to-treat infections in the […]

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