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India court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

MUMBAI An Indian court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator’s report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company…

For seniors, sexual activity is linked to higher quality of life

(Reuters Health) – Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study in Scotland Older adults said…

Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

LONDON/GENEVA The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine…

Exercise during teens reaps long-term benefits for women, study shows

NEW YORK Playing team sports and exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other causes later in…

WHO’s Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’

GENEVA Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are “exciting” and “promising” and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa’s epidemic, World Health Organization…

Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find

LONDON People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists…

HPV vaccinations for U.S. teens rise slightly: CDC

The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on…

Obese patients face long odds against returning to a healthy weight

(Reuters Health) – The odds are against obese men and women trying to get to a healthy weight, particularly if they are severely obese, a U.K. study suggests. Researchers followed…

CareFirst doubles cost savings by sharing rewards with U.S. doctors

Insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said on Thursday its cost savings on providing healthcare rose sharply last year in a program that rewards U.S. doctors for keeping patients out of the…

HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples

(Reuters Health) – Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed,…