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GENEVA (Reuters) – The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the country also needs help tackling its broader health problems, the head of the World health Organization said on Thursday. <img title="WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support […]

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(Reuters health) – The once-common pesticide DDT has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, research suggests that women’s age at first exposure to DDT may influence when in life the risk for breast malignancies is greatest. Women exposed to DDT before age 14, particularly in infancy and early childhood, were […]

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of its dumplings tested positive for the virus. FILE PHOTO: A staff member is seen at the booth of Sanquan Food promoting its […]

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(Reuters health) – It looks like your mother was right: when you’ve got a cold, sleep may be the best medicine. German researchers have discovered one way sleep improves the body’s ability to fight off a cold. Sleep, it seems, strengthens the potency of certain immune cells by improving their chances of attaching to-and eventually […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The partial government shutdown is taking a toll on key safety inspection duties performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture, food safety experts said on Wednesday. The U.S. Capitol is seen behind a snow pile in Washington, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Workers in public health […]

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Researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a heart condition that raises the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6m people in the UK. But it is often only detected after someone has had a stroke. The British Heart Foundation said […]

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A clinical trial has been launched to see if a breath test could detect the presence of cancer. Researchers want to find out if signals of different cancer types can be picked up in patterns of breath molecules. The Cancer Research UK team in Cambridge will collect breath samples from 1,500 people, some with cancer. […]

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(Reuters health) – People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests. Trees and plants frame a building in the “eco-neighbourhood”, Clichy-Batignolles, one of several new […]

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From E. coli–tainted romaine lettuce to Salmonella in cereal, this year certainly had its fair share of foodborne illness outbreaks. health warnings had consumers discarding bags of lettuce, searching their cupboards for recalled cereal and avoiding premade wraps at grocery stores. All of this might have left you wondering: Why did we seem to have so many foodborne outbreaks […]

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