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Jul 30, 2015 04:05PM

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.

Jul 29, 2015 04:37PM

Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'

Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.

Jul 29, 2015 01:49AM

New dying care guidelines proposed

England's health watchdog puts forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.

Jul 29, 2015 06:36AM

No target for most ambulance calls

Targets for ambulance response times in Wales are to be dropped for all but the most life-threatening calls under a Welsh government trial.

Jul 28, 2015 04:03PM

GP workloads 'put patients at risk'

Patient safety is at risk because of increasing GP workloads in the UK, doctors' leaders are warning.

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Jul 30, 2015 11:04AM

Step away from the burger: Why a 'Western' diet is bad for your health

The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050.

Jul 30, 2015 11:04AM

Where sugar might be hiding in your child's food

Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.

Jul 30, 2015 11:04AM

You are when you eat

We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.

Jul 30, 2015 11:07AM

Memories tied to a night's rest

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JENNIFER STEINHAUER on Jul 30, 2015 06:06PM

Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood, Conservatives Use Familiar Tactic

The vow by some Republicans to reject a spending bill that includes funds for Planned Parenthood is their latest attempt to affect policy by threatening to shut the government.

JONATHAN WEISMAN on Jul 30, 2015 05:52PM

Patent Protection for Drugs Puts Pressure on U.S. in Trade Talks

No issue in negotiations over a Trans-Pacific Partnership seems to elicit more passion than pharmaceuticals, with both sides using the language of life and death.

TIMOTHY WILLIAMS on Jul 30, 2015 05:34PM

A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago

Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, was chosen to run Cook County Jail, underscoring how much the nation?s prisons have become holding centers for the mentally ill.

RICK GLADSTONE on Jul 30, 2015 05:33PM

World Briefing: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations

The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization.

ROBERT PEAR on Jul 30, 2015 02:00PM

Increased Competition Kept Lid on Health Insurance Inflation, U.S. Says

The Obama administration said on Thursday that many consumers were benefiting from increased competition among insurers under the Affordable Care Act.

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Jul 30, 2015 07:02PM

Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility

DENVER (AP) ? Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride ? if any ? to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.

Jul 30, 2015 05:12PM

Woman jailed for outburst during Colorado movie massacre trial

The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial on Thursday jailed a supporter of convicted gunman James Holmes for three weeks over an outburst she made in court during the prosecution's closing argument. The outburst by spectator Deborah Cave came as the district attorney was addressing the jurors who will decide if mitigating factors in the case outweigh aggravating ones that could justify the death penalty for 27-year-old Holmes. It is mental illness!" cried Cave as she climbed over rows of seats towards Holmes in the crowded courtroom at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on the outskirts of Denver.

Jul 30, 2015 05:00PM

Get up, stand up: stand up for your waist!

Replacing sitting time with standing time at work appeared to improve sugar, fat and cholesterol levels in the blood, researchers wrote in the European Heart JournalReplacing sitting time with standing time appeared to improve sugar, fat and cholesterol levels in the blood, researchers wrote in the European Heart Journal. The findings suggest that making small changes to a sedentary lifestyle can have a big impact on health -- and that you don't need to go as far as taking up marathon running. "An extra two hours per day spent standing rather than sitting was associated with approximately two percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels and 11 percent lower average triglycerides (fats in the blood)," said a press statement.

Jul 30, 2015 04:45PM

Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies

A woman offers a prayer at the altar at Namie, near the striken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2015 on the fourth anniversary day of a massive earthquake and tsunami that hit northern JapanThe most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet. The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in March 2011, provoked by a massive earthquake and tsunami, is one of only five nuclear power plant accidents to be rated five or higher since the advent of atomic energy. In contrast to the 1986 explosion in Chernobyl that provoked an increase in thyroid cancer among children in affected areas and perhaps other cancers yet to be detected, the Fukushima debacle is unlikely to cause hikes in cancer rates due to radiation exposure, according the a 2013 UN scientific report.

Jul 30, 2015 04:11PM

Canadian oil sands producer Athabasca Oil cuts capex

(Reuters) - Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp , which processes oil sands to produce crude, said it would cut its capital expenditure by nearly 5 percent as oil prices stay low. The company said it would now spend C$291 million ($224 million) this year, down from its earlier estimate of C$305 million due to a reduction in planned thermal oil expenditure. Weak prices have curbed growth in Canada's oil sands, cutting production and discouraging investment in the world's third-largest crude reserve.

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