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  • A woman walks over a welcoming sign at the booth of IBM at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover
    IBM's Watson to guide cancer therapies at 14 centers 4 hours ago

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use International Business Machines Corp's Watson computer system to choose … More »IBM's Watson to guide cancer therapies at 14 centers

    A woman walks over a welcoming sign at the booth of IBM at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use International Business Machines Corp's Watson computer system to choose therapies based on a tumor's genetic fingerprints, the company said on Tuesday, the latest step toward bringing personalized cancer treatments to more patients. …

  • U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the charges against police in Baltimore during a meeting with persecuted journalists at the White House in Washington
    Senate Republicans pass budget plan, eye Obamacare repeal 4 hours ago

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits … More »Senate Republicans pass budget plan, eye Obamacare repeal

    U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the charges against police in Baltimore during a meeting with persecuted journalists at the White House in Washington

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits by 2024 and aids the party's goal of trying to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The first combined House-Senate budget …

  • 'Walking Dead' actor Gilliam arrested for drunken driving in Georgia 4 hours ago

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Actor Seth Gilliam, who plays a priest on the hit TV zombie series "The Walking Dead," is facing charges in Georgia of drunken driving, … More »'Walking Dead' actor Gilliam arrested for drunken driving in Georgia

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Actor Seth Gilliam, who plays a priest on the hit TV zombie series "The Walking Dead," is facing charges in Georgia of drunken driving, speeding and drug possession after he was caught driving 107 miles per hour (172 kph) on a highway not far from where the show is filmed. The actor, …

  • NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks at a news conference discussing Health and Safety in football in Manhattan, New York
    Latest draftees could benefit from new-age concussion test 4 hours ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2015 NFL Draft class has now been welcomed into the league, one that could grow safer as their careers unfold through new-age … More »Latest draftees could benefit from new-age concussion test

    NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks at a news conference discussing Health and Safety in football in Manhattan, New York

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2015 NFL Draft class has now been welcomed into the league, one that could grow safer as their careers unfold through new-age research into identifying concussions. Following a final settlement of a lawsuit brought by former players over concussions that could cost the league $1 …

  • Wood ticks creep into parts of Saskatchewan never seen before, says entomologist 5 hours ago

    A bug expert says wood ticks are creeping into parts of Saskatchewan where they have never been seen before. Phil Curry, an entomologist for the Ministry of Health, … More »Wood ticks creep into parts of Saskatchewan never seen before, says entomologist

    A bug expert says wood ticks are creeping into parts of Saskatchewan where they have never been seen before. Phil Curry, an entomologist for the Ministry of Health, says the most common brown American dog tick is expanding its range in the province. He says about 15 to 20 years ago it was only found in southeastern Saskatchewan, …

  • The University of Winnipeg is bringing in a reading week in the fall. Peyton Veitch, president, University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, says allowing students to recharge and decompress during a hectic time of year is part of fostering a holistic approach to mental health and wellness on campus.

  • By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Parents' influence on teens’ drinking varies in girls and boys, suggests a new study from Taiwan. Still, “the association between father drinking and teen drinking was stronger than that between mothers’ and teen’s drinking,” said coauthor Hsing-Yi Chang of the National Health Research …

  • By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Internet information about orthodontic braces varies in quality and may not be entirely accurate, according to a new study from the Netherlands. Orthodontic patients may look for information on the Web, but some people have questioned the quality of that information, the researchers …

  • Ten years after it prohibited smoking in bars and restaurants, Quebec has introduced sweeping legislation that would extend the ban to patios and subject increasingly popular e-cigarettes to the same rules as other tobacco products. Flavoured tobacco would also be outlawed as would smoking in a vehicle if someone under …

  • By P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government approved the use of an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs.  …

  • File photo of accused Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes listens at his arraignment in Centennial

    By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes' apartment was rigged with improvised explosive devices, jars of napalm and fire-accelerating chemical powder sprinkled on the floor, an FBI expert told jurors at his trial on Tuesday. Prosecutors say Holmes, a 27-year-old former …

  • A passenger waits for a delayed flight at Heathrow airport's terminal four in London

    Europe will face an obesity crisis of vast proportions by 2030, according to new World Health Organization projections, with many countries likely to see far more than half of adults above the healthy weight limit. The figures, which predict 89 percent of Irish men and 77 percent of Greek men will be overweight by 2030, …

  • By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors who find stable romantic relationships as adults may also find that these relationships help protect against depression, a study suggests. Researchers followed a group of 485 young adults in Rochester, New York, for 12 years to see how exposure to neglect or maltreatment …

  • The Law Courts in Halifax was one of several justice buildings around Nova Scotia that received suspicious packages on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman

    Nova Scotia's Justice Department has confirmed a connection between the delivery of suspicious packages from Asia to five courthouses in the province and similar deliveries in Manitoba in April. On Monday, four employees of a courthouse in Amherst were released from hospital after complaining of nausea, dizziness and burning …

  • Brian Sinclair (top right in wheelchair) is shown in a screengrab from surveillance footage of his time at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre in September, 2008. Manitoba's highest court has ruled that the family of a man who died during a 34-hour hospital emergency room wait can sue the health authority for a breach of charter and privacy rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

    Manitoba's highest court has ruled that the family of a man who died during a 34-hour hospital emergency room wait can sue the health authority for a breach of charter and privacy rights. Lower courts struck out the heart of the lawsuit filed by the family of Brian Sinclair, ruling his loved ones couldn't sue because those …