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  • Seattle aims to clamp down on indoor smoking lounges after violence 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Seattle wants to close about a dozen water pipe smoking lounges linked to three homicides and other violence over the past year and a half, its mayor said on Monday. … More »Seattle aims to clamp down on indoor smoking lounges after violence

    Seattle wants to close about a dozen water pipe smoking lounges linked to three homicides and other violence over the past year and a half, its mayor said on Monday. The city is expanding its authority to revoke business licenses and pursuing criminal charges against the owner of a hookah lounge located near where a man …

  • Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana
    New analysis underscores improving pharma R&D productivity 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drug industry productivity is continuing to improve, with a bumper haul of new products being launched and companies proving more … More »New analysis underscores improving pharma R&D productivity

    Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drug industry productivity is continuing to improve, with a bumper haul of new products being launched and companies proving more successful in the final stages of clinical testing, according to a new analysis. Data from Thomson Reuters published on Tuesday showed the number of innovative …

  • Wider Image: A-bomb Survivors’ Fukushima Doubts
    Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    By Linda Sieg FUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture … More »Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war

    Wider Image: A-bomb Survivors’ Fukushima Doubts

    By Linda Sieg FUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticizing the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs. "Until then ...I felt somewhat …

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a news conference after meeting with Singaporean officials in Singapore
    China's foreign minister to visit Ebola-affected countries 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves this week on a visit to three of the African nations hardest hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus, the Foreign Ministry said … More »China's foreign minister to visit Ebola-affected countries

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a news conference after meeting with Singaporean officials in Singapore

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves this week on a visit to three of the African nations hardest hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Ebola has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa since it broke out in December 2013. China, Africa's biggest trading partner, has sent …

  • 7 people with Legionnaires' disease have died in NY outbreak; more than 80 diagnoses reported 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of … More »7 people with Legionnaires' disease have died in NY outbreak; more than 80 diagnoses reported

    The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of concerned residents. "We are taking this very seriously," Dr. Mary Bassett, the city's health commissioner, told the audience at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, …

  • By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man who admitted to decapitating his wife and her two dogs in a bloody incident last month in Phoenix told authorities he was attempting "to get the evil out" of her, according to court documents released on Monday. Kenneth Dale Wakefield, 43, also told police that he had …

  • Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

    By Susan Cornwell and Alex Wilts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical …

  • By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend surrendered to authorities on Monday after an extensive manhunt and being placed on the state's most-wanted fugitives list, the sheriff's office said. Tremaine Wilbourn is suspected of shooting …

  • By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association said today that more attention needs to be paid to the social factors that influence heart health, such as race, education, and address. "What we’re discovering is that this is a very complicated space and there may be a number of variables beyond …

  • SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday said he was "inclined" to keep an injunction in place that stops anti-abortion groups from releasing videos containing talk of the sale of fetal tissue. At a hearing in San Francisco federal court, U.S. District Judge William Orrick said the injunction would likely …

  • A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems — despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening. Doctors are supposed to routinely check if youngsters are meeting appropriate …

  • By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan authorities warned on Monday that diseases might break out in the eastern city of Benghazi due to imported meat left rotting for months in containers at the city's closed commercial port. Libya's second-largest city has been a war zone for over a year with forces …

  • A woman sits with a sign showing a baby as she attends a "Women Betrayed Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood" at Capitol Hill in Washington

    (This August 1 story has been refiled to correct the name of the company in paragraph three from Advanced Cell Technology to Ocata Therapeutics.) By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting …

  • An influential U.S. health panel said on Monday it needs more evidence to support universal screening for autism in young children who show no developmental problems, in a departure from recommendations issued by other medical groups. The proposed guideline, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, …

  • Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in Centennial

    James Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness. The panel of nine women and three men will now hear from victims of the July 2012 rampage …