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'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns Feb 22 2017

LONDON 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.

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Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

(Reuters Health) - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study.

Feb 22 2017

Same-sex marriage laws tied to fewer teen suicide attempts

(Reuters Health) - Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, a new U.S. study suggests.

Gay Marriage, Subjects Feb 22 2017

Many pacemaker recipients can safely get non-chest MRIs

(Reuters Health) - It might be possible for people with an older pacemaker to safely get an MRI after all.

Feb 22 2017
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China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry: WHO

GENEVA/BEIJING China is working to assess the prevalence of a new strain of H7N9 bird flu, state radio reported on Wednesday, after global health authorities said the strain had evolved into a more severe form in birds.

China Feb 22 2017

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