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Regular exercise may improve odds of surviving a heart attack

Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may not prevent all heart attacks, but it could make the difference in who survives one, Danish researchers say.

Reuters, Apr 21 2017

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Lots of sleep tied to worse breast cancer survival odds

Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.

Reuters, Apr 08 2017

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Scientists find common antibiotic could prevent or treat PTSD

A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treating or preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research by British and Swiss scientists.

Reuters, Apr 04 2017

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Chemical disinfectants and sanitizers linked to thyroid cancer

Workers exposed to chemicals like deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers on the job may be more likely than other people to develop thyroid cancer, a recent study suggests.

Reuters, Mar 31 2017

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Indonesia eyes decree on tobacco after bill runs into opposition

Indonesia's government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world's fourth-most populous nation, after a bill outlining the changes was opposed by the health ministry and anti-smoking groups.

Reuters, Mar 30 2017

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Newer type 2 diabetes drugs show heart protective quality in study

A newer class of type 2 diabetes drugs significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease, according to data released on Sunday from a so-called real world study sponsored by AstraZeneca.

Reuters, Mar 20 2017

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Smoking during pregnancy tied to eye damage in kids

When women smoke during pregnancy or have underweight babies their children have a greater risk of developing a type of retina damage, a Danish study suggests.

Reuters, Mar 09 2017

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Canadian bacteria-like fossils called oldest evidence of life

Microfossils up to almost 4.3 billion years old found in Canada of microbes are similar to the bacteria that thrive today around sea floor hydrothermal vents and may represent the oldest-known evidence of life on Earth, scientists said on Wednesday.

Reuters, Mar 02 2017

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Roche trial finds new drug cocktail cuts breast cancer deaths

Roche's bid to shield its ageing but lucrative oncology franchise from cheaper copies got a lift from a trial showing a new drug cocktail kept breast cancer patients alive longer.

Reuters, Mar 02 2017

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'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

Reuters, Feb 22 2017

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Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.

Reuters, Feb 17 2017

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