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All sugary drinks should be 20% more expensive if we want to curb weight gain

Drinking fewer calorific sweet drinks is the best way to curb excessive weight, the WHO said. To make that change they said all sodas and fruit juices should be 20 per cent more expensive.
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HAZELWOOD, Australia (Reuters) - The doors to Australia's dirtiest power station will close permanently on Friday after 50 years, amping up pressure on a government desperate to avoid the kind of emba
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Floodwaters filled the streets of a major Australian town of more than 25,000 people on Friday, as a storm system generated by the powerful cyclone that pummeled the nation's northe
(Reuters Health) - Child and young adult cancer patients often struggle to lead a normal social life, and even two years after being diagnosed, many still have reduced functioning in the social realm,
(Reuters Health) - 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 su
(Reuters) - The Georgia state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would expand the state's limited medical marijuana law to include people with 15 medical conditions, up from nine cur
Sure, some people only see their cousins at family reunions ? along with other distant relatives. But for those lucky to enough to call a cousin a best friend ? myself included ? life is pre
The Senate has voted to let states block federal family planning money from going to Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers
Rosie Rurka has a reputation on Surrey’s notorious 135A Street strip as a woman who brings people back from the dead.
(Reuters Health) - Using hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding e
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid a
Delaying school start times has been universally touted as the answer to the growing epidemic of teenage sleep deprivation, but this common orthodoxy may be based in false ideas about how teen biolog
Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers is advancing toward Senate passage
A leading group of U.S. psychologists has issued a report that says warming trends and related extreme weather events could wreak havoc on mental health.
It’s likely that most of you have heard the phrase “time is of the essence.” This quote, applicable to many facets of everyday life, stresses the importance of meeting an imperative
Janet Haines started her job on March 29, 1967.
A humorous and heartwarming new animated video aims to clear up lingering confusion that young people may have about HIV/AIDS.  Produced by AMAZE, an online sex education resource for twe
Mothers are turning to registry and gift giving sites to raise donations for household and medical bills during maternity leave
Researchers at the University of Virginia have created an online metabolic calculator to predict a person's risk of heart disease and diabetes.
People tend to unconsciously imitate others' prudent, impatient or lazy attitudes, according to a new study. 'Prudence,' 'impatience' or 'laziness' are typically thought of as entrenched personality t
Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice finds.
Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are only about two inches long, these 'fangs' would be le
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Prior infection with West Nile or dengue - two viruses closely related to Zika - can make Zika symptoms worse, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
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(Reuters) - The governor of Kansas on Thursday vetoed a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying tax dollars would still fund Planned Parenthood and
Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed legislation approved by state lawmakers from his own party to expand Medicaid health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
People with the liver infection hepatitis may be at heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study suggests.
Doctors are not only literal life savers, they work crazy hours, sacrifice years to training and do it all while trying to manage personal lives of their own.  A career in medicine is a
The human brain's cerebellum controls the body's ability to tightly and accurately coordinate and time movements as fine as picking up a pin and as muscular as running a foot race. Now, researchers ha
A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained. This source likely comes from some sort of destructive event, but it may
Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe the remnant of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Beyond just delivering a beautiful image, Hubble may well have
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if co
Grey's Anatomy star sheds light on rare condition that affects her daughter.
Kansas legislators have postponed a vote on overriding Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that would have expanded the state's Medicaid program
Dr Hannah Ryan has been suspended for a month after misleading health experts over an Ebola nurse's temperature.

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