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  • U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states 43 minutes ago

    By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. … More »U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

    By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there …

  • When to start anti-AIDS drugs? Major study says sooner is better, even for the still-healthy 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People … More »When to start anti-AIDS drugs? Major study says sooner is better, even for the still-healthy

    A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until …

  • Wisconsin judge to rule in August on Slenderman trial venue 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge said on Wednesday he will decide in August whether one of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 … More »Wisconsin judge to rule in August on Slenderman trial venue

    By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge said on Wednesday he will decide in August whether one of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please the fictional character Slenderman will face trial in juvenile or adult court. The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, were charged as …

  • U.S. Army shipped anthrax samples over more than year-long period 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Two U.S. Army facilities, the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, and the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland, mistakenly shipped suspected live anthrax samples … More »U.S. Army shipped anthrax samples over more than year-long period

    Two U.S. Army facilities, the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, and the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland, mistakenly shipped suspected live anthrax samples from March 2014 through April 2015, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Dugway Proving Ground had …

  • File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial
    Colorado cinema gunman's writings show murder plans, musings 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - A journal that Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote before he opened fire inside a packed theater contains his … More »Colorado cinema gunman's writings show murder plans, musings

    File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial

    By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - A journal that Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote before he opened fire inside a packed theater contains his plans to commit a mass killing, interspersed with personal musings and philosophical questions, a document showed on Wednesday. The writings were introduced …

  • By Aubrey Belford and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country's treatment of stateless Rohingya Muslims. About 300 people, led by about 30 Buddhist monks, shouted slogans against …

  • By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential data about Jawbone's business, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges Fitbit engaged in …

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have so far recommended that four civilians take precautionary medication after a U.S. military facility in Utah mistakenly shipped live samples of anthrax, instead of inactive ones, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not describe …

  • A general view of the lobby area is pictured at the Fortis Memorial Hospital at Gurgaon

    By Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Cinemas, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities. Local hospital …

  • The Pentagon said on Wednesday that a suspected live sample of anthrax was sent to a U.S. base in South Korea, in addition to the samples mistakenly sent to nine U.S. states, but stressed no personnel have shown signs of possible exposure. "The sample was destroyed in accordance with appropriate protocols," said Pentagon …

  • Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was responding to comments on Tuesday by a world health official who …

  • By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved new irritable bowel syndrome drugs from Actavis Plc and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc on Wednesday, validating big investments both companies made to acquire the products. The Food and Drug Administration approved eluxadoline, to be sold …

  • By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A 13-year tally of deaths and poisonings from ephedra show a spectacular decline after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of weight loss products containing the herb in 2004. "The number of poisonings resulting in major effects or deaths has decreased by more …

  • Heather Brenan is shown in an undated family handout photo. A medical examiner says Brenan, who died after being discharged from hospital, had a number of undetected blood clots in her legs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dana Brenan

    Dr. Paul Dowhanik told an inquest he had no reason to suspect Heather Brenan had a blood clot which an autopsy later showed killed her. Brenan showed no tell-tale signs such as swollen or red limbs. The inquest is examining the treatment Brenan received at Winnipeg's Seven Oaks Hospital at the end of a three-day stay …

  • A radiologist uses a magnifying glass to check mammograms for breast cancer in Los Angeles, May 6, 2010. The total number of Canadians who will receive a cancer diagnosis will rise sharply over the next 15 years, a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society predicts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Damian Dovarganes

    The annual number of new cancer diagnoses in Canada will increase by 40 per cent by 2030, the Canadian Cancer Society predicted in a report released Wednesday. As well, the projected growth of Canada's population will contribute to the increase in numbers of cancer cases. "This is about: Canadians are living longer," …