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Antitrust officials sue to block mergers of four major U.S. health insurers

Antitrust officials sue to block mergers of four major U.S. health insurers

U.S. justice officials on Thursday filed a pair of lawsuits to block two proposed mergers among four of the United States’ largest health insurers, over concern that the combinations might stifle competition and lead to higher premiums. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the lawsuits, which aim to block deals between Aetna and Humana and [...]

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Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

Although it is suspected to be largely for educational purposes, researchers in a recent study say the following of patient electronic health records as part of training poses ethical questions for the handling of those records. A majority of medical students reported they find it beneficial to follow patient medical histories by accessing electronic health [...]

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Family lifestyles may be as important to health as genes

Family lifestyles may be as important to health as genes

Shared lifestyles and surroundings may play as strong a role as genes in diseases that run in families, a new study indicates. The study included medical histories of more than 500,000 people and their families in the United Kingdom. The information included blood and adoptive relatives. The researchers focused on 12 common diseases, including high [...]

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To keep soil health, scientists say mix up plant species

To keep soil health, scientists say mix up plant species

Soil health is deteriorating around the globe. A combination of commercial agricultural practices, global warming and pollution are draining nutrients and encouraging the accumulation of contaminants. The solution, scientists say, is biodiversity. New research highlights the importance of soil structure for soil health. As a new paper in the journal Ecology Letters explains, the best [...]

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Hour of exercise a day may offset sitting’s toll on health

Hour of exercise a day may offset sitting’s toll on health

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 — Just one hour of physical activity a day — something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride — may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests. “These results provide further evidence [...]

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Why the latest Alzheimer’s ‘cure’ might be too good to be true

Why the latest Alzheimer’s ‘cure’ might be too good to be true

Eroding people’s memories and wearing down the body, Alzheimer’s is a particularly startling and upsetting disease both for sufferers and their loved ones. And as the world’s population ages at an unprecedented and enduring rate, experts are racing to find a cure for a condition which blights an increasing number of people in their twilight [...]

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#BlackLivesMatter comes to UK as police watchdog publishes latest deaths in custody data

#BlackLivesMatter comes to UK as police watchdog publishes latest deaths in custody data

Britain’s Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published the latest data on deaths during or following police contact, just as the Black Lives Matter movement formally launches in the UK. The annual IPCC report examines the period between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. It found there were 14 deaths in or following police [...]

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Zika update: Rihanna ‘pulls out’ of Colombia concert as 1,000 athletes are tested in Rio

Zika update: Rihanna ‘pulls out’ of Colombia concert as 1,000 athletes are tested in Rio

Rihanna was reported to have been the headline act at the Lollapalooza Colombia festival in South America. But just weeks before it was meant to take place, the Bajan beauty has left the festival in tatters by refusing to perform at the show. A source told the RCN Radio of Colombia that Rihanna’s reasoning for [...]

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Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

A woman in Spain infected with the Zika virus has given birth to a baby with the brain disease microcephaly, thought to be the first such birth in Europe. Authorities revealed in May they had detected microcephaly in the foetus but the couple decided to keep the baby. Felix Castillo, the neonatal chief at Barcelona’s [...]

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Food you can eat during pregnancy: 7 myths busted

Food you can eat during pregnancy: 7 myths busted

Good news today for egg lovers. Official channels have deemed raw eggs safe to eat for even pregnant women, u-turning on 15 years of advice to the contrary by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food. The governmental body had previously recommended ‘vulnerable’ groups such as the very young, the very old or those who are pregnant should avoid a runny [...]

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Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a safety committee has recommended. The risk of salmonella from UK eggs produced to Lion code or equivalent standards should be considered “very low”, the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food said. It said this meant eggs could [...]

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Justin Bieber health fad slammed by experts who are warning fans against copying their pop star hero

Justin Bieber health fad slammed by experts who are warning fans against copying their pop star hero

A health fad championed by Justin Bieber and described as resembling ‘medieval torture’ has been slammed by experts who warn it could do more harm than good. Muscle-bound pin-up Bieber posted an image to Instagram showing red blotches on his neck which looked suspiciously like love bites. But the tattooed crooner, 22, wrote an explanation, [...]

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