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Jan 25, 2015 05:06PM

Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'

The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show.

Jan 25, 2015 05:06PM

Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'

A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.

Jan 25, 2015 08:01AM

WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'

The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Jan 23, 2015 08:30PM

GP recruitment drive gets promo film

A national recruitment video to encourage medical students to choose general practice as a career is launched by the Royal College of GPs.

Jan 24, 2015 12:40AM

Post-traumatic stress 'in 1300BC'

Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.

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Jan 23, 2015 02:03PM

Jan 23, 2015 08:33AM

The psychological power of princess movies

You can't escape Disney's hit phenomena, "Frozen." And there's a science behind why you won't see it go any time soon.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:53:32 GMT

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Jan 25, 2015 08:34PM

New Jersey Bill Proposes More Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

The legislation requires public schoolteachers and staff members to receive two hours of suicide prevention training every year.

By NINA BERNSTEIN on Jan 25, 2015 07:33PM

To Collect Debts, Nursing Home Seizing Control Over Patients

A New York State statute to protect the infirm has become a routine tool for nursing homes to ensure patients? bills are paid.

By SHERI FINK on Jan 25, 2015 06:55PM

W.H.O. Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies

Key provisions include creating a global cadre of emergency health workers, establishing a fund that could be tapped quickly, and support for the development of treatments for emerging infectious diseases.

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN on Jan 24, 2015 08:41PM

Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

The nets, with holes smaller than mosquitoes, trap much more than traditional fishing nets do and could wipe out stressed fish populations in Africa.

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS on Jan 24, 2015 07:00PM

Ask Well: The Best Time of Day to Exercise to Lose Weight

There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach prompts the body to burn more fat and potentially stave off weight gain, compared to exercising at other times.

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Jan 25, 2015 04:52PM

Jan 25, 2015 04:52PM

'We have a deal': insurance may unlock India-U.S. atomic trade

By Frank Jack Daniel and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centered on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law. With the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy still fresh in India's mind, parliament five years ago passed a law that makes equipment suppliers ultimately responsible for an accident, a deviation from international norms that the companies found hard to swallow. India's top diplomat, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, said the new plan was "squarely within our law". "The India nuclear insurance pool is a risk transfer mechanism which is being formed by GIC Re and four other public sector undertakings in the general insurance business in India," foreign ministry joint secretary Amandeep Singh said.

Jan 25, 2015 04:28PM

Four tobacco makers accused by French anti-smoking of collusion

A French anti-smoking association said Sunday it had filed a case accusing makers of Marlboro, Camel, Lucky Strike and Gauloise cigarettes of colluding to limit prices so smokers won't cut their consumptionA French anti-smoking association said Sunday it had filed a case accusing makers of Marlboro, Camel, Lucky Strike and Gauloise cigarettes of colluding to limit prices so smokers won't cut their consumption. "The four big international tobacco industrials work as a cartel, (and) do all they can so that prices rise in a moderate manner to ensure consumption doesn't fall," Martinet told AFP.

Jan 25, 2015 04:27PM

WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes

A health worker wearing protective equipment gives to drink to an Ebola patient at the Kenama treatment center on November 15, 2014The World Health Organization's chief on Sunday admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future. Despite turning a corner in the fight against Ebola, there was no room for complacency, WHO head Margaret Chan told a rare emergency session of the agency. "The world, including WHO, was too slow to see what was unfolding before us," she told delegates at only the third emergency session in the history of the WHO.

Jan 25, 2015 02:16PM

Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China

File photo of people standing in front of stalks of rice plants at a rice paddy in Minami-UonumaNow Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe. "Chinese rice farmers use pesticides," said a seller identified as Ying Ying, who started offering Japanese rice on the Taobao online marketplace last August. "Japanese rice isn't polluted by heavy metals." Pollution from industrialization has exacted a heavy toll on China's soil and water. In May 2013, officials in Guangdong province in southern China said 44 percent of rice samples contained excessive levels of the metal cadmium.

Jan 25, 2015 02:03PM

After Ebola, WHO to set up contingency fund, develop 'surge capacity'

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan addresses the media during a special meeting on Ebola at the WHO headquarters in GenevaBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday it will create a contingency fund and an emergency workforce to respond quickly to crises after strong criticism of the agency's delay in confronting the Ebola epidemic. Director-general Dr. Margaret Chan said at an emergency meeting called to discuss the agency's Ebola response that the outbreak showed the need to strengthen WHO's crisis management and to streamline procedures for recruiting frontline workers. "Member states truly understand that the world does need a collective defence mechanism for global health security." In the past year, 21,724 Ebola cases have been reported in nine countries and 8,641 people have died, according to the WHO, which says West Africa's outbreak is ebbing. "The WHO we have is not the WHO we need, not the WHO we needed to respond to health emergencies of the magnitude of Ebola," Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), told the talks.

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