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Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment
22 Nov 2017 at 8:09am
(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.
U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions
22 Nov 2017 at 4:08pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.
Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study
22 Nov 2017 at 3:55pm
LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.
Australia's Victoria state closer to legalizing assisted death
21 Nov 2017 at 11:03pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second-largest state on Wednesday took another step towards adopting a law allowing voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill patients.
U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen in win for GSK
22 Nov 2017 at 12:52am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at lessening the side effect burden of current treatments that combine three or four medicines.
Many hospitals lack specialists for hand, face emergencies
22 Nov 2017 at 7:54am
(Reuters Health) - In an emergency involving face or hand trauma, barely one in four hospitals can muster a specialist surgeon, a recent U.S. study suggests.
Gold mining firms set aside $360 million for South Africa silicosis law suit
22 Nov 2017 at 7:34am
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday.
Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents
22 Nov 2017 at 7:56am
(Reuters Health) - Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests.
Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home
22 Nov 2017 at 8:44am
(Reuters Health) - Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study.
Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales
21 Nov 2017 at 2:07pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana.