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Sep 04: Heather Yourex-West has your daily health and wellness news.

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  • Crown withdraws sex assault, harassment charges against Toronto doctor 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    A sexual assault charge against a Toronto gynecologist and obstetrician has been withdrawn. A lawyer for Dr. Oluleke Badmos says the Crown decided to withdraw all charges … More »Crown withdraws sex assault, harassment charges against Toronto doctor

    A sexual assault charge against a Toronto gynecologist and obstetrician has been withdrawn. A lawyer for Dr. Oluleke Badmos says the Crown decided to withdraw all charges after an expert report concluded that the care the physician provided was entirely appropriate. Police also charged Badmos with criminal harassment …

  • Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio participates in "Restoring American Leadership: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio" at the 3 West Club in New York
    Rubio, on stump in Puerto Rico, says island needs new leadership 3 hours ago

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told residents of Puerto Rico on Friday the island needed new political leadership as it grapples with its fiscal crisis, … More »Rubio, on stump in Puerto Rico, says island needs new leadership

    Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio participates in "Restoring American Leadership: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio" at the 3 West Club in New York

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told residents of Puerto Rico on Friday the island needed new political leadership as it grapples with its fiscal crisis, but protection under bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems. "I believe the Puerto Rico government has the ability to solve its own …

  • Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior 5 hours ago

    By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review … More »Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior

    By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review has found. It's not just the athlete,” the paper's lead author, Dr. Martin Mrazik from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, told Reuters Health …

  • Protesters rally at California jail after deputies arrested 5 hours ago

    Several dozen protesters gathered on Friday outside the California jail where three correctional deputies were accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate last … More »Protesters rally at California jail after deputies arrested

    Several dozen protesters gathered on Friday outside the California jail where three correctional deputies were accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate last week, according to news reports and images on social media. Corrections deputies Matthew Farris, Jereh Lubrin and Rafael Rodriguez were arrested early on …

  • Court upholds contraceptive mandate against Indiana nonprofits 6 hours ago

    A divided panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court order exempting the groups from the law. The nonprofits, including the Saint Anne Home … More »Court upholds contraceptive mandate against Indiana nonprofits

    A divided panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court order exempting the groups from the law. The nonprofits, including the Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Grace Schools, Biola University and others, sued the federal government in 2012.

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

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Intimate partner violence or abuse can take the form of birth control sabotage, pregnancy pressure or coercion, which can have devastating consequences including unintended pregnancy, abortion and psychological trauma, according to a new review. This type of intimate partner violence …

  • ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's privacy commissioner says he's satisfied with steps taken by the province's largest health authority after a USB drive that contained the personal information of about 9,000 employees went missing. The flash drive contained a spreadsheet with the names, employees numbers and …

  • The premier of New Brunswick says there's room to move on his government's nursing home policy if other ways of addressing finances can be found. Brian Gallant and Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers met with seniors groups Friday for about two hours. Seniors are upset with a policy announced in the spring budget …

  • Public Health officials say three cases of legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at an apartment building in the Halifax area where four possible cases were suspected. Medical Health Officer Gaynor Watson-Creed says the cases were found in residents of the Alderney Manor apartment building and measures will be taken …

  • A man crosses a main road as pedestrians carrying food walk along the footpath in central Sydney, Australia

    By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches. Half of the patients treated with weight-loss surgery in the study were diabetes-free at five years, said Dr. Francesco Rubino …

  • By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been increasing dramatically in the United States, with reported cases in August alone more than doubling from expected levels for that period, U.S. health officials say. Infectious disease experts say they cannot pinpoint a single reason for …

  • The logo of General Electric is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris

    (Reuters) - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.

  • By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - A study of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) finds that those in wealthy nations are more troubled by it, even though people in poor countries have more severe symptoms. “Such differences are worrisome as they clearly point to avoidable (not caused by biologic or genetic factors) …

  • The General Electric logo is seen in a Sears store in Schaumburg

    European regulators have expressed concerns over the combined company's control of the gas turbine market. In May, GE told investors it expects $3 billion in cost reductions over the next five years as it combines its operations with those of Alstom, more than double the previous target when the deal was first announced …

  • A woman looks at a Maserati Ghibli car at its dealership in Seoul

    Offering a closer look at the link between wealth and well-being in one of the less equal advanced economies, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) study showed Britons' life satisfaction, sense of worth and happiness increased with household wealth. The size of assets such as bank accounts, shares, and children's' …

 
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