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OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$15.3 billion ($11.5 billion) universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current system requires a major overhaul. A pharmacist counts prescription drugs at the at the CentreTown Pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits on a bench overlooking Aleppo’s ancient citadel and the old city, Syria April 13, 2019. […]

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars spent fighting narcotics. FILE PHOTO: Raw opium from a poppy head is seen at a poppy farmer’s […]

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<img title="Mom contracts sepsis from medical swab left inside her after giving birth " alt="Mom contracts sepsis from medical swab left inside her after giving birth " src="https://a57.foxnews.com/a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/05/640/320/1862/1048/medical-blunder-350950.jpg?ve=1&tl=1?ve=1&tl=1″ alt=”Paige Balding, 20,with son Hunter Jae just after giving birth.”> Paige Balding, 20,with son Hunter Jae just after giving birth.(SWNS) A British mom has been awarded thousands […]

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(Reuters) – Alabama’s governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. U.S. abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to […]

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<img title="U.S. measles outbreak grows with 75 new cases, mostly in New York " alt="U.S. measles outbreak grows with 75 new cases, mostly in New York " src="https://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190513&t=2&i=1386760294&r=LYNXNPEF4C19U&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO – One-year-old Bella Huang cries as medical assistants secure her legs for a series of vaccines at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, […]

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TORONTO (Reuters) – A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada’s Pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist counts pills in a pharmacy in Toronto, Ontario, […]

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(Reuters Health) – Drinking water that is contaminated with even moderate levels of arsenic may lead to harmful thickening of the heart’s main chamber walls, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers who analyzed arsenic levels from more than 1,000 adults under the age of 50 found the risk of heart thickening over the next roughly […]

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FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn attends a strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – German Health Minister Jens Spahn has drawn up draft legislation to oblige parents to get their children vaccinated against measles or else face fines […]

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