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Special Report: Egypt kills hundreds of suspected militants in disputed gun battles

Apr 05 2019

CAIRO Mohamed Abu Amer, a landscape gardener, was working in downtown Cairo when national security agents took him away on Feb. 6, 2018, his family said.

U.S. FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

Apr 03 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures.

Early test of male birth control pill shows no safety problems

Mar 25 2019

(Reuters Health) - After taking an experimental male birth control pill for 28 days, 30 men reported no serious side effects and the drug showed signs of decreasing sperm production, according to results of a phase 1 safety test reported Sunday in a poster session at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans.

UK, Japan scientists study radioactive Fukushima particles

Mar 08 2019

OXFORD, England Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, radioactive particles collected from the site are undergoing new forensic investigation in Britain in an effort to understand the exact sequence of events. | Video

Brazil health agency concludes safety evaluation of weedkiller glyphosate

Feb 25 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's health agency has concluded a re-evaluation of the safety of the weedkiller glyphosate, the most widely-used agriculture chemical in the country, and will present the findings and recommended guidelines for its future use on Tuesday, an official said.

Sex and disability make for tenderly humorous Japanese drama

Feb 13 2019

BERLIN A talented young woman breaks free from an overly protective parent, explores her sexuality and forges her own, promising path in the world.

Conjoined twins born in Yemen need treatment abroad to survive

Feb 07 2019

SANAA Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city's airport. | Video

FACTBOX-Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 U.S. states issuing third-gender IDs

Jan 31 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People in New Jersey will be able to mark their gender as "undesignated/nonbinary" on their birth certificates from Friday, the latest U.S. state to liberalize its policies.

Swiss team develop 'microswimmer' robot to deliver drugs through the body

Jan 21 2019

LONDON - A tiny sliver of elastic material swims along inside a narrow tube, coiling up and changing shape in response to the thickness of fluid and the contours of the tube around it as it moves towards its goal. | Video

U.S. Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery

Dec 26 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, has been released from the hospital after undergoing cancer surgery, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday. | Video

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