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Adult gambling addiction tied to childhood trauma

Reuters Health – Men with gambling addictions are more likely than their peers to have endured childhood traumas like physical abuse or violence at home, and treatment needs to address…

China says no risk of contamination from EU egg scare

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Agriculture ministry said on Thursday no eggs from Europe have been imported into the country, leaving no risk of contamination from a scare sweeping Europe about…

U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded…

Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead

FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of…

Trump will make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for the month of August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday. President Donald Trump…

Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths

(Reuters Health) – A growing number of Americans are needing intensive care for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a U.S. study suggests. Opioid-related overdose deaths…

Risk of disease as hundreds line up to identify Sierra Leone mudslide victims

FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Freetown residents queued on Wednesday to identify relatives killed in a mudslide on the edge of the Sierra Leone capital, as aid workers…

Texas governor signs bill to limit insurance coverage for abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Republican governor of Texas signed into law on Tuesday a measure that will restrict insurance coverage for abortions, compelling women to buy a supplemental plan…

South Carolina sues OxyContin maker Purdue over opioid marketing

(Reuters) – South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to…

Rare fungus found in 200 patients in 55 UK hospitals

LONDON (Reuters) – A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday.…