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Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion bill

The governor of Kansas on Thursday vetoed a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid for the poor under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) because the measure was not fiscally responsible…

U.S.-UK alliance targets the world’s deadliest superbugs

LONDON Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to $48 million in funding on Thursday to speed development of new antibiotics powerful…

Prior exposure to dengue or West Nile could make Zika worse: report

CHICAGO Prior infection with West Nile or dengue – two viruses closely related to Zika – can make Zika symptoms worse, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. The findings in mice,…

Frequent urination in women: Causes and treatment

Frequent urination in women: Causes and treatment

Urination is the body’s way of getting rid of excess water as well as wastes. While this is an important function for survival, urinating too frequently can interfere with a…

I Kept Track of How Much Garbage I Made in a Week—the Results Weren’t Pretty

Since the 2016 election—when the fate of the environment became a smoggy mystery—I’ve spent a lot of time feeling guilty about how much garbage I create on a daily basis.…

Exclusive: Indonesia eyes decree on tobacco after bill runs into opposition

JAKARTA Indonesia’s government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world’s fourth-most populous nation, after a…

‘Let’s Talk’, WHO says, as depression rates rise 18 percent in a decade

LONDON Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, with more than 300 million people suffering. Rates of…

Corbus drug shows promise as add-on therapy for cystic fibrosis

An anti-inflammatory drug being developed by Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings as an add-on treatment for cystic fibrosis demonstrated promising safety and was well tolerated in a small midstage study, according to…

Novartis wins speedy U.S. review of new leukemia drug

ZURICH A new leukemia treatment from Novartis for children and young adults will get priority review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), putting the Swiss drugmaker ahead of…

Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manufacturers are being challenged to cut sugar by 20% in their products by 2020 Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars…