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  • Man receives dental care from volunteer dentist during free medical clinic organized by non-profit group Remote Area Medical at O.Co Coliseum
    Dentists might be able to screen for diabetes 19 hours ago

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Dentists may be able to screen patients for diabetes while cleaning their teeth, a small study suggests. Researchers found that … More »Dentists might be able to screen for diabetes

    Man receives dental care from volunteer dentist during free medical clinic organized by non-profit group Remote Area Medical at O.Co Coliseum

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Dentists may be able to screen patients for diabetes while cleaning their teeth, a small study suggests. Researchers found that testing for diabetes using blood that appears on the gums during a routine oral cleaning might be just as accurate as a standard screening that gets a blood …

  • California 'maternity hotel' operators may face heat from guests 11 hours ago

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least some of the pregnant women from China caught up in raids this week on so-called maternity hotels, catering to foreign … More »California 'maternity hotel' operators may face heat from guests

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least some of the pregnant women from China caught up in raids this week on so-called maternity hotels, catering to foreign mothers-to-be seeking U.S. citizenship for their babies, are still likely to remain long enough in California to give birth on American soil. Federal officials …

  • A man demonstrates an e-cigarette at a store in Chicago, in an April 23, 2014 file photo, B.C.'s health minister is regulating electronic cigarettes with new legislation that will ban sales to young people and prohibit their use in indoor public spaces and workplaces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nam Y. Huh
    B.C. to ban e-cigarette sales to youth, restrict indoor use 14 hours ago

    British Columbia is becoming the latest province to regulate electronic cigarettes, with legislation designed to prevent young people from using the devices or being … More »B.C. to ban e-cigarette sales to youth, restrict indoor use

    A man demonstrates an e-cigarette at a store in Chicago, in an April 23, 2014 file photo, B.C.'s health minister is regulating electronic cigarettes with new legislation that will ban sales to young people and prohibit their use in indoor public spaces and workplaces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nam Y. Huh

    British Columbia is becoming the latest province to regulate electronic cigarettes, with legislation designed to prevent young people from using the devices or being exposed to their vapour. Health Minister Terry Lake introduced legislation Thursday that would ban e-cigarette sales to people under 19 and prohibit their …

  • Jodi Arias looks toward the jury entering the courtroom during the sentencing phase retrial in Phoenix
    Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks 17 hours ago

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jury failed to reach a verdict on Thursday in the sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias after a lone juror refused to back … More »Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Jodi Arias looks toward the jury entering the courtroom during the sentencing phase retrial in Phoenix

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jury failed to reach a verdict on Thursday in the sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias after a lone juror refused to back the death penalty, a development that spared the former waitress from execution for murdering her former boyfriend. It was the second time a jury has been …

  • Abby Messner has her eye looked at by Dr. Asim Ali, staff surgeon in ophthalmology and vision sciences after undergoing surgery in 2012 that restored lost feeling in her eye by transplanting a nerve graft from her leg at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan
    Novel surgery using leg nerve restores lost feeling to eye, protects vision 14 hours ago

    Canadian pediatric surgeons have pioneered a technique to restore missing feeling in the eye — and prevent subsequent vision loss — using a nerve taken from a patient's … More »Novel surgery using leg nerve restores lost feeling to eye, protects vision

    Abby Messner has her eye looked at by Dr. Asim Ali, staff surgeon in ophthalmology and vision sciences after undergoing surgery in 2012 that restored lost feeling in her eye by transplanting a nerve graft from her leg at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan

    Canadian pediatric surgeons have pioneered a technique to restore missing feeling in the eye — and prevent subsequent vision loss — using a nerve taken from a patient's leg and grafting it onto an existing healthy nerve in the face.

  • A man walks along a road through a destroyed residential area in Donetsk

    Zubko, 57, saw the war in East Ukraine at its worst. An eight-month long battle over the Donetsk international airport leveled his neighborhood, a region of Donetsk called Oktyabrski, laying waste to its one-storey houses and leaving the tails of rockets sticking out of the pavement.

  • People buy vegetables at a morning market in Panjiayuan district, Beijing

    By Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will try to cap its population at 23 million in 2020, Vice Mayor Li Shixiang said on Friday, as the Chinese capital comes under pressure from a severe water shortage. The city's population has expanded rapidly in recent years, as migrants from other parts …

  • Ontario's health minister says he is confident that even if an obstetrics unit in the Leamington hospital closes, women and babies in the area will receive high-quality care. Eric Hoskins says a decision is expected in June on whether Leamington District Memorial Hospital will close its birthing unit due to a funding shortfall. …

  • FILE In this Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a health care worker, right, takes the temperatures of school children for signs of the Ebola virus before they enter their school in the city of Conakry, Guinea. The World Health Organization says it will soon start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the dreaded virus. In a statement issued on Thursday, March 5, 2015, the U.N. health agency said the study will be focused in Basse Guinee, the region that currently has the most Ebola cases in the country. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah, File)

    The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus. The West African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have been hardest hit in the yearlong Ebola outbreak, which …

  • Doctors at a San Francisco hospital began an unusual series of kidney transplants on Thursday with six living donors providing organs to six patients in a chain that began with a woman described as an altruistic donor unrelated to any of the recipients. The first donor and recipient went into surgery at California Pacific …

  • Health care workers inside a USAID, funded Ebola clinic with their Ebola virus protective gear in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The World Health Organization says officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the virus’ spread. In an update published Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, the U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries _ Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia _ reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June, 2014.(AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

    Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment centre in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.

  • A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc unit to pay $5.7 million in the first trial over injuries blamed on the TVT Abbrevo, one of numerous transvaginal mesh products that are the subject of thousands of lawsuits. Following more than three days of deliberations in Kern County, California, …

  • Dr. Bill Bry, center, speaks during a media conference beside, from left, Dr. Robert Osorio, Dr. Steven Katznelson, Medical Director of CPMC's Kidney Transplant Program, and kidney donor Zully Broussard at California Pacific Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in San Francisco. In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital. Dr. William Bry, a surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center, said the "kidney paired donations" are occurring thanks to a woman who started a chain of donations and a computer program that matches donors to recipients. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Leah Millis)

    Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney. The Sacramento woman's donation to a Benicia man set off an organ swap that resulted in five more sick people getting new kidneys at a San Francisco hospital. Three transplants were completed Thursday, and the remaining three will be done Friday. …

  • Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Ma reacts while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei

    By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade office on Thursday urged a crackdown on website name registrars who fail to take action against sellers of illegal goods such as counterfeit medicines and warned that turning a blind eye puts public safety at risk. The U.S. Trade Representative also said it is keeping …

  • (Reuters) - An injection for "double chin" reduction developed by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc cleared the first hurdle toward approval as U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff concluded the drug's benefits outweighed its risks. Kythera's stock jumped as much as 25 percent as investors bet on what could be the first …