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Dec 01, 2015 06:11AM

Disruption as doctors' strike halted

Hospitals across England face disruption with thousands of operations cancelled, despite a 24-hour strike by junior doctors being called off.

Dec 01, 2015 09:34AM

Safer way to do gene editing

Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate - vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.

Dec 01, 2015 12:34PM

Baby becomes UK's youngest organ donor

A baby that died 74 minutes after birth becomes the UK's youngest organ donor.

Nov 29, 2015 05:40PM

Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.

Dec 01, 2015 07:50AM

'Down to the bone' model's health alert

A model who was asked to slim "down to the bone" hands in a petition to Downing Street calling for better healthcare in the modelling industry.

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8 deadly myths about HIV

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10 winter health myths busted

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NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Dec 01, 2015 05:05PM

Well: Negative News May Alter Statin Users? Behavior

News stories that focus on the risks or adverse effects of statin drugs may lead people to stop taking the medicines, and probably contribute to increases in heart attacks and deaths.

ANAHAD O'CONNOR on Dec 01, 2015 03:08PM

Well: Research Group Funded by Coca-Cola to Disband

Public health authorities said that the group?s mission was to play down the link between soft drinks and obesity.

LIZ ALDERMAN on Dec 01, 2015 11:22AM

For Survivors of Paris Attacks, Mental Scars May Outlast Wounds

Most of the wounded and their families, and a large number of medical personnel, are receiving psychological support for emotional trauma.

RONI CARYN RABIN on Dec 01, 2015 09:43AM

Ask Well: The Laxative Effect of Prunes

Both prunes and prune juice have a laxative effect that is not entirely understood, but may be caused by the presence of sugar alcohol called sorbitol.

DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. on Dec 01, 2015 08:00AM

U.S. Still in Danger of Losing War on AIDS, C.D.C. Director Says

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden and Dr. Jonathan Mermin, the C.D.C.?s chief of AIDS prevention, paint a bleak picture of the fight against the disease in an essay in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Dec 01, 2015 07:45PM

Dec 01, 2015 07:45PM

Facebook's CEO and wife to give 99 percent of shares to their new foundation

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named MaxBy Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter. The plan, which was posted on the Facebook founder and chief executive officer's page, attracted more than 570,000 "likes," including from singer Shakira, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The Gates and other high-profile billionaires such as Warren Buffett have set up foundations of their own to dedicate their massive fortunes to philanthropic endeavors.

Dec 01, 2015 07:19PM

Planned Parenthood opens L.A.-area clinic days after Colorado attack

Four days after a deadly shooting at one of its clinics in Colorado, Planned Parenthood opened a new health center on Tuesday in West Hollywood, just outside Los Angeles. Sue Dunlap, president and chief executive for Planned Parenthood's Los Angeles-area chapter, said the inauguration ceremony was aimed in part at demonstrating the organization's commitment to keeping its doors open. The new facility offers the full range of reproductive healthcare that Planned Parenthood provides in communities across the United States, including gynecological and breast exams, testing for sexually transmitted disease, birth control and abortion services.

Dec 01, 2015 06:01PM

Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism? It's knotty

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015 file-pool photo, Colorado Springs shooting suspect, Robert Dear, right, appears via video before Judge Gilbert Martinez, with public defender Dan King, at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center for this first court appearance, where he was told he faces first degree murder charges, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that he assembled around a car. To some in the community, the attack resembled an act of domestic terrorism, sparking a debate over what to call Robert Lewis Dear?s rampage even before he was taken into custody. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car.

Dec 01, 2015 05:46PM

Ethicists square off over editing genes in human embryos

By Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Debate over the use of powerful new gene editing tools in human eggs, sperm and embryos grew heated on Tuesday as scientists and ethicists gathered at an international summit to discuss the technology, which has the power to change the DNA of unborn children. Several groups have already called for restrictions on use of the technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, which has opened up new frontiers in genetic medicine because of its ability to modify genes quickly and efficiently. Hille Haker, chair of Catholic Moral Theology at Loyola University Chicago, argued on Tuesday in favor of a two-year international ban on research that involves changing human reproductive cells, also known as germline cells.

Dec 01, 2015 03:43PM

Laurel House Makes Higher Education Possible for the Mentally Ill

Gregg Pauletti, Laurel House's Thinking Well Coordinator and Education Counselor, in Thinking Well's program space in Stamford, Connecticut. Credit: Katherine DuLaurel House, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Fairfield County since 1984, provides the thriving Supported Education and Thinking Well programs.Funded by private sources and...

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