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More fruits, veggies in school lunch rules

Reuters - 25/01/2012
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S.

After $35 tablet computer, pacemakers may be next

Reuters - 25/01/2012
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A huge banner in Davos trumpets India's launch of a $35 tablet computer and U.S.

Los Angeles mayor signs porn star condom requirement

Reuters - 25/01/2012
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Porn actors in Los Angeles will have to use condoms on the set as a condition of obtaining a film permit under a first-in-the-nation requirement quietly signed into law by the mayor, and a nearby community was considering a similar rule.

Global Fund chief quits after funding cuts

Reuters - 25/01/2012
GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the Global Fund, the largest backer of the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, will step down in March after a misuse of funds led it to cut back on new grants to battle the diseases.

Device makers urge coverage of weight-loss surgery

Reuters - 25/01/2012
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Device manufacturers are pushing the government and health insurers to cover weight-loss surgery, an effort that could give millions more obese Americans access to the treatments.

Bird flu mutation studies must go on, says scientist

Reuters - 25/01/2012
LONDON (Reuters) - A scientist researching a potentially highly lethal airborne version of the H5N1 bird flu virus said on Wednesday he must be allowed to pursue his studies if deadly pandemics are to be prevented.

FDA label shows Merck cholesterol drug helps heart

Reuters - 25/01/2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.

After $35 tablet computer, pacemakers may be next

Reuters - 25/01/2012
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A huge banner in Davos trumpets India's launch of a $35 tablet computer and U.S.

Roche offers $5.7 billion to buy gene firm Illumina

Reuters - 25/01/2012
(Reuters) - Roche Holding AG is offering $5.7 billion in cash to buy U.S.

Talking things through in your head may help autism

Reuters - 25/01/2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Teaching children with autism to \talk things through\ in their heads may help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances of them living independent lives when they grow up, British scientists said Wednesday.

More kids seek tans as they age, may raise skin cancer risk

Reuters - 25/01/2012
(Reuters) - As children go from elementary to junior high school, the desire to tan grows stronger while the habit of using sunscreen goes out the window, according to a survey -- potentially raising the risk of getting deadly skin cancer later on.

PFC chemicals tied to immune problems in kids

Reuters - 24/01/2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children exposed to chemicals from food packaging and textile products may have compromised immune systems, researchers said Tuesday.

Device makers urge coverage of weight-loss surgery

Reuters - 24/01/2012
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Device manufacturers are pushing the U.S.

Breastfeeding mums told to buy a ticket for baby

Reuters - 24/01/2012
LONDON (Reuters) - London Olympic organizers attempted to placate breastfeeding mums on Tuesday after facing a backlash from women who have been told they cannot bring babies into venues without buying a separate ticket.

Breastfeeding mums told to buy a ticket for baby

Reuters - 24/01/2012
LONDON (Reuters) - London Olympic organizers attempted to placate breastfeeding mums on Tuesday after facing a backlash from women who have been told they cannot bring babies into venues without buying a separate ticket.

Lunch boxes recalled over leaking freezer gel

Reuters - 24/01/2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California Innovations Inc is voluntarily recalling about 248,000 insulated lunch boxes because chemicals can leak from damaged freezer gel packs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Common scans could hurt thyroid, researchers say

Reuters - 24/01/2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The iodide dye used in heart scans and other medical imaging might damage some people's thyroid glands, which could cause important health problems later on, researchers say.

Arsenic cancer risk still high decades later in Chile region

Reuters - 24/01/2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People exposed to very high levels of arsenic in Chilean drinking water back in the 1950s and 60s are still showing a higher-than-normal risk of bladder cancer -- years after the arsenic problem was brought under control, a new study shows.

Kids seek tans, use less sunscreen as they age: survey

Reuters - 24/01/2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As kids go from elementary to junior high school ages, the desire to tan gets stronger while the habit of using sun protection gets tossed out the window, according to a survey that tracked kids' attitudes about the sun over three years.

Swimming lowers older adults' blood pressure

Reuters - 24/01/2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many older adults like to take a dip a pool, and now a small study suggests it can be good for their blood pressure.