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TORONTO (Reuters) – Air in Toronto’s subway system is polluted, the public health department said in a report issued on Monday calling on the transit system to mitigate it. FILE PHOTO: Morning commuters read while riding the TTC Subway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang The report found that fine particle air
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LONDON (Reuters) – A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has “serious epidemic potential”, global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday. The virus, identified in 1999 in Malaysia and Singapore, has sparked outbreaks with mortality rates of between 40% and
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FILE PHOTO: A nurse walks along the hallways of a health center in Lepanto, Arkansas, U.S., May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht (This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph) (Reuters) – U.S. healthcare spending grew faster in
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Climate change is harming human health as more people suffer from heat stress, extreme weather and mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse The U.N. agency,
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has some tea and chats with staff as he visits West Cornwall Community hospital in Penzance, Britain, November 27, 2019. Dan Kitwood/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson described as nonsense opposition Labour Party suggestions that Britain’s health service was on the table in trade talks with
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(Reuters Health) – Mentally ill homeless adults may have an easier time finding and keeping stable housing when they receive rent supplements and mental health support services, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers focused on the effectiveness of Housing First, a program in Toronto that’s different from traditional approaches to housing for homeless adults with mental
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GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday warns. The study, based on data from 1.6 million people in 146 countries, found that more than 80% of adolescents aged between 11
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TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade, a blockbuster drug that treats autoimmune disorders, has steadily lost market share among patients enrolled in the Canadian province of Quebec’s public drug program, even after a court ruling reinstated full coverage in January, a Reuters analysis of government data shows. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Johnson
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FILE PHOTO: Berkeley Medical Center Laboratory Manager Tambry Harvey displays the Klebsiella pneumonia organism in Martinsburg, West Virginia, U.S., December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year – or one child every 39 seconds – despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health
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LAGOS (Reuters) – Thousands of people with mental health conditions are held in chains in institutions across Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday in which it urged the government to ban the practice. The findings come as authorities have taken action against informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centers whose inmates
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(Reuters Health) – When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident – and increasing – years later, a Swedish study suggests. Overall, people in the study with gender incongruence – that is, their biological gender doesn’t match the gender with which they identify – were six times
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cardinal Health 200 LLC, a unit of Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N), has been awarded a maximum $2.25 billion modification for a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency for ordering and distribution of medical surgical supplies, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Reporting by Mohammad Zargham Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link
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(Reuters Health) – “Crisis pregnancy centers” look and act like healthcare clinics but fail to meet medical and ethical standards, often using biased and inaccurate information to persuade women not to pursue an abortion, say two national doctors’ groups. The “misinformation” these centers offer typically includes limited options for the next steps of pregnancy and
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