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  • Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore
    India IT outsourcing firms seek booster shot from Obamacare 38 minutes ago

    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's IT outsourcing firms are betting on U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform to rev up revenue growth which … More »India IT outsourcing firms seek booster shot from Obamacare

    Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore

    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's IT outsourcing firms are betting on U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform to rev up revenue growth which is slowing as the $146 billion industry's key financial and manufacturing clients spend less on software services. The United States is the biggest market …

  • B.C. Coroners Service denies deleting fired health worker's suicide note 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    The B.C. Coroners Service denies it deleted the suicide note of a man who remains part of a long-running controversy surrounding the firing of eight government health … More »B.C. Coroners Service denies deleting fired health worker's suicide note

    The B.C. Coroners Service denies it deleted the suicide note of a man who remains part of a long-running controversy surrounding the firing of eight government health workers. In a letter to Premier Christy Clark, dated Monday, Linda Kayfish said the suicide note her brother Roderick MacIsaac left on his laptop shortly …

  • 'Vampires' keep doctors in the dark for fear of stereotyping: study 4 hours ago

    It is not easy being a vampire, and even harder to come out of the coffin to a physician or therapist for fear they will misinterpret the habit of ingesting the blood … More »'Vampires' keep doctors in the dark for fear of stereotyping: study

    It is not easy being a vampire, and even harder to come out of the coffin to a physician or therapist for fear they will misinterpret the habit of ingesting the blood of willing donors or succumb to stereotyping, a study finds. Research led by D.J. Williams, director of social work at Idaho State University, indicated …

  • Health workers pack dead chickens into trash bins at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong
    U.S. plans changes to bird-flu response after criticism 5 hours ago

    The U.S. Agriculture Department wants to improve its handling of the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry after coming under criticism for a slow and confusing … More »U.S. plans changes to bird-flu response after criticism

    Health workers pack dead chickens into trash bins at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong

    The U.S. Agriculture Department wants to improve its handling of the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry after coming under criticism for a slow and confusing response. The USDA is aiming to assign one person to communicate with each infected farm during the entire time the facility is affected by the deadly …

  • A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    Humana, Aetna set termination fees for deal 5 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc and buyer Aetna Inc set fees to be paid in the event of a failure of the largest deal in the health insurance industry. Aetna, … More »Humana, Aetna set termination fees for deal

    A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    (Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc and buyer Aetna Inc set fees to be paid in the event of a failure of the largest deal in the health insurance industry. Aetna, which said last week it would buy Humana for about $37 billion in cash and stock, has to pay a termination fee of $1.69 billion, Humana said in a regulatory …

  • A view of a tanning bed at a spa facility at Mistral Hotel in Gniewino

    By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Use of indoor tanning is on the decline, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute. Between 2010 and 2013, the percentage of adults using indoor tanning beds fell from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent, the researchers …

  • James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial

    The star witness for the defense in Colorado's movie massacre trial told jurors Tuesday that gunman James Holmes suffers schizophrenia and still believes he boosted his "human capital" by killing a dozen people in the July 2012 rampage. Under Colorado's death penalty law, prosecutors must prove the former neuroscience …

  • Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau listens while being introduced before his platform announcement at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, B.C., on June 29, 2015. Trudeau says his party would build a road for a reserve that has been under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the federal government has "abandoned its responsibility" to a First Nation cut off from the outside world and living under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada. Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, which straddles the Ontario-Manitoba boundary, was carved from the mainland to build …

  • Novartis AG on Tuesday won U.S. approval for its keenly awaited new heart failure drug Entresto earlier than expected, boosting hopes for a medicine tipped by analysts to reap billions of dollars in annual sales. The Swiss drugmaker had previously said U.S. approval was likely in August. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

  • By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Men with early-stage prostate cancer are increasingly opting for regular monitoring and holding off on treatment unless the disease progresses, a new study suggests. Use of so-called active surveillance, or watchful waiting, among men with localized prostate cancer was low from …

  • An illustration picture shows a woman holding a pill at her home in Nice

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon is poised to dramatically expand access to birth control after Governor Kate Brown signed laws that will allow women to get a yearlong supply of oral contraceptives directly from pharmacists without a trip to the doctor, lawmakers and a legal expert said on Tuesday. "I …

  • By Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian investment firm Tarpon Investimentos SA hired Morgan Stanley & Co to explore a sale of Cremer SA, the nation's largest supplier of healthcare products, three sources with knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday. Tarpon, which last year took control of Blumenau, …

  • By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A contentious physician-assisted suicide bill that would allow some terminally ill patients in California to legally obtain medication to end their lives has stalled, state lawmakers said on Tuesday, amid staunch opposition from religious leaders. Democratic state Senator Bill …

  • People check a car damaged by a car bomb attack near a mosque in Yemen's capital Sanaa

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Two deadly car bombs hit the capital Sanaa and a southern city in Yemen on Tuesday, state news agency Saba reported, a day after air strike and clashes killed almost 200 people nationwide. Islamic State in Yemen claimed responsibility in a statement posted online for the Sanaa attack, …

  • By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Not everyone understands what “hypertension” means, and as a result, some patients may not take their blood pressure medications as directed or manage lifestyle factors effectively, a new paper suggests. More than half of people with high blood pressure do not have the condition well …