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French baguette faces pinch from anti-salt lawmakers

Aug 29 2018

PARIS France's beloved bread loaf, the baguette, may be about to lose some of its bite, with politicians looking into the health risks of additives set to propose legislation forcing bakers and processed food makers more generally to slash salt content.

Weight loss drug lorcaserin found safe in large study

Aug 27 2018

(Reuters Health) - Eisai's weight loss drug lorcaserin does not increase people's risk of major cardiovascular events, according to data from a study of 12,000 overweight or obese patients.

Student designs controller to boost disabled sister's dexterity

Aug 22 2018

Jess Searle has a type of cerebral palsy that means she has always struggled with handheld devices or game consoles. | Video

'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

Jun 21 2018

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

Trump takes aim at Planned Parenthood in proposed abortion regulation

May 18 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal to restrict health clinics and programs that receive government funding from referring women to receive abortions. | Video

Swedish DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer,' family says

Apr 27 2018

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who was found dead last week in Oman at the age of 28, said on Thursday that he struggled with life and "could not go on any longer."

New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

Apr 18 2018

A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines. | Video

Eurovision winner Wurst says she is HIV positive

Apr 16 2018

VIENNA Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian drag queen who became a gay rights icon after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said in an Instagram post late on Sunday that she is HIV-positive.

South Africa expects Listeria infections to increase

Mar 15 2018

South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.

U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Feb 15 2018

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. | Video

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