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Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China, study finds


LONDON - One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion of them succeed in quitting smoking, researchers said on Friday.

Ten quarantined in Nigeria over Ebola scare

ABUJA - Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a patient with Ebola-like symptoms in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, officials said on Thursday, a year after the country was declared free of the deadly disease.

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Experts caution on study citing method to predict sexual orientation

- U.S. researchers on Thursday said they had found a way to predict male sexual orientation based on molecular markers that control DNA function, but genetics experts warned that the research has important limitations and will not provide definitive answers to a potential biological basis for sexual preference.

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New York City to offer low-cost healthcare to uninsured immigrants

NEW YORK - New York will become one of the first major U.S. cities to expand low-cost healthcare to uninsured immigrants regardless of their legal status under a pilot program to launch next spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.

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U.S. court says yoga sequence cannot be copyrighted

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. appeals court ruled against a celebrity yogi on Thursday, finding that he is not entitled to copyright protection for a sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises that he developed.

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Low- and middle-income countries lack assistive devices for elderly

(Reuters Health) - Governments in low- and middle-income countries give some thought to access for devices that assist disabled elderly, a recent study suggests, but more attention is needed.

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Selena Gomez says suffered from lupus, underwent chemotherapy

- Pop singer and actress Selena Gomez has revealed in an interview that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus, which led to her canceling the end of her tour in 2013, but that the disease is now in remission.

People, Entertainment, Music 3:04pm EDT

Perceived discrimination linked to smoking and poor diet

(Reuters Health) - Feeling like the target of discrimination may increase a person’s odds of harmful behaviors like smoking, eating fatty foods and getting less sleep, a study of African-Americans suggests.

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Neurocrine's neurological disorder drug effective in late: stage study

- Neurocrine Biosciences Inc's experimental drug for tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder, was effective in a late-stage study, bringing it a step closer to becoming the first treatment to win U.S. approval for the condition.

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Patients who feel ready to leave the hospital are more satisfied

(Reuters Health) - In a small study of hospitalized patients, those who felt ready to go home when they were discharged were more satisfied with the hospital and their caregivers than those who didn’t feel ready to go.

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