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U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

(Reuters) - The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new cases represented a 1.3%

High blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life tied to heart problems later

High blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life tied to heart problems later

(Reuters Health) - People with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before age 40 are more likely to have a heart attack later in life than other adults, a new analysis suggests. The analysis pooled data from six studies involving a total of 36,030 people. Starting when participants were 53 years old on average, researchers tracked them to see

Changing habits: China's pig farms clean up to beat swine fever

Changing habits: China's pig farms clean up to beat swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) - A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards. From farms to feed mills to transport, people involved in the pork industry say biosecurity has been tightened, with sales of disinfectants

GSK drug helps ovarian cancer patients live longer in late-stage study

GSK drug helps ovarian cancer patients live longer in late-stage study

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s cancer treatment Zejula met the main goal of helping patients with ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening in a late-stage study, the company said on Monday. The company bought the drug when it acquired U.S. cancer specialist Tesaro for $5.1 billion in December and Zejula is already approved for

Canada police probing 'possible policy breaches' at National Microbiology Lab

Canada police probing 'possible policy breaches' at National Microbiology Lab

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s national police force said on Monday it is investigating a referral by the country’s Public Health Agency over “possible policy breaches” at its National Microbiology Lab, whose work includes research on the most dangerous human and animal pathogens, such as Ebola. “We can confirm that we have received a referral from the

Vaping may aid smoking cessation but also boost relapse risk

Vaping may aid smoking cessation but also boost relapse risk

(Reuters Health) - Adults who smoke cigarettes may have an easier time cutting back or quitting altogether if they start vaping, but a new French study also suggests that vaping may make ex-smokers more likely to relapse. “Among adults, electronic cigarette use by never smokers is extremely rare - most users are smokers who want to quit or reduce their

People are stapling bread to trees and sharing the photos on Reddit

People are stapling bread to trees and sharing the photos on Reddit

close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for July 15 Fox News Flash top headlines for July 15 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Because logic has no place in our current universe, people are stapling slices of bread to trees and bragging about it online. The residents of Sheffield, England, are the latest to become aware of the bready

Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola

Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain’s international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Stewart, who visited the Ebola zone earlier this month, told a U.N. meeting that Britain had donated $45 million towards a previous Ebola outbreak and the