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French emergency room tests virtual reality path to pain relief

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 12:14pm
PARIS (Reuters) - The very thought of visiting a hospital emergency department is stressful enough for many people, even without the discomfort or pain of an examination or treatment.
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Brewers see future in high tech, weak beer, cannabis brews

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 11:54am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A 'smart' bottle opener, weak and alcohol-free ales and lagers and cannabis brews - all visions of the future of beer offered at a brewing convention in Brussels this week.
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Experts suggest ways children can get Vitamin D

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 10:13am
(Reuters Health) - Parents and caregivers should be aware of the three ways children can get the vitamin D they need, according to a new resource published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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Bunk bed injuries in college dorms could be avoided

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 10:12am
(Reuters Health) - College students who live in dorms with bunk beds could avoid potential injuries by having the proper equipment for their beds and avoiding alcohol-related risks, suggests a recent U.S. study.
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Low-fat diet tied to improved breast cancer survival odds

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 10:10am
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a U.S. study suggests.
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Why Canada's pot legalization won't stop black-market sales

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 9:26am
TORONTO (Reuters) - Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described "medical" dispensaries in downtown Toronto.
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Philip Morris plans to target Indian smokers with iQOS device: sources

Reuters Health News - June 8, 2018 - 1:11am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc is planning to launch its iQOS smoking device in India, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the tobacco giant seeks a foothold in a country with the world's second-biggest smoker population.
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U.S. expands China health alert amid illness reports

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 11:32pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an expanded health alert for all of China amid reports some U.S. diplomats based in the country had experienced a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba.
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Canada clears major hurdle in legalizing recreational marijuana

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 9:37pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group of Seven nation to permit national use of the drug.
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U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 8:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law.
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U.S lawmakers seek answers from new head of WHO's cancer agency

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 4:42pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee called on Thursday for the newly-elected director of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency to testify at a July hearing on its operations in an ongoing dispute about the agency's scientific conclusions.
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Many migraine sufferers skip effective behavioral treatment

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 4:32pm
(Reuters Health) - Even when a headache specialist refers migraine patients for proven behavioral treatments like biofeedback, relaxation training or cognitive behavioral therapy, barely half of them go, suggests a small U.S. study.
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Congo reports first confirmed Ebola case in over a week

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 3:59pm
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease.
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Inducing labor after 41-week pregnancy can save babies' lives

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 12:02pm
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have not delivered by around 41 weeks are less likely to require cesarean section births or to have babies die if their labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a research review suggests.
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Disrupted sleep cycles linked with mood disorders

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
(Reuters Health) - People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests.
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Bees get death-by-pesticide funeral in Paris

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 11:57am
PARIS (Reuters) - Bee keepers and environmental activists staged a mock funeral in Paris on Thursday for bees, to protest against the pesticides they say are killing insects crucial for the eco-system.
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Teen drinking and drug use risk higher on Native American reservations

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 11:00am
(Reuters Health) - Teens on Native American reservations continue to be more likely to report using alcohol, marijuana and other illicit drugs than peers elsewhere in the U.S. and to start using at younger ages, a recent study suggests.
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UK top court says it can't demand abortion law change in Northern Ireland

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 8:58am
LONDON/BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court expressed the view on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion law was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but added it did not have the powers to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed.
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Exclusive: Philip Morris plans to target Indian smokers with iQOS device - sources

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 5:59am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc is planning to launch its iQOS smoking device in India, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the tobacco giant seeks a foothold in a country with the world's second-biggest smoker population.
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Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state

Reuters Health News - June 7, 2018 - 5:56am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday.
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