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EU finds ‘morning after pills’ work, regardless of a woman’s weight

LONDON (Reuters) – Emergency contraceptives, known as the “morning after pill”, remain suitable for all women who need them, regardless of a woman’s weight, European regulators said on Thursday.






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July 24th, 2014

Liberian man being tested for Ebola after collapsing in Lagos

LAGOS (Reuters) – A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

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July 24th, 2014

1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

generic_fp_shooting_v1A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people.

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July 24th, 2014

Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who served in the military tend to have experienced more traumatic childhood events, such as being abused or living with an alcohol-dependant parent, than people who are not veterans, according to a new study. In particular, men who volunteered for the military were more than twice as likely as men without military experience to report at least one adverse event in childhood, which supports a theory that people may use the military to escape from dysfunctional home lives, the researchers write in JAMA Psychiatry. “It may be a sign of resilience,” John Blosnich said. Our next step is to look at whether or not these adverse childhood experiences are related to their health outcomes.” Blosnich is the study’s lead author and a researcher at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Read More..

July 24th, 2014

Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students in Lynwood, California on August, 27, 2013The world can beat the cancer-causing disease hepatitis if it raises its game, but treatment programmes need to go hand in hand with those tackling the likes of HIV, experts said Thursday. Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known by the letters A, B, C, D or E, which attack the liver. Despite killing close to 1.4 million people every year — with Asia the hardest-hit region — hepatitis has long failed to grab the spotlight. Ninety percent of deaths are from hepatitis B and C, responsible for two-thirds of the global liver cancer toll.

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July 24th, 2014
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