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16 Aug 2017

End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

By Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters) | 15 August 2017 WASHINGTON – Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. […]

15 Aug 2017

Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) | 14 August 2017 NEW YORK  – Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution […]

3 Aug 2017

Protein risk for millions from rising CO2 emissions – study

By Alex Whiting (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 3 August 2017 ROME – About 150 million people risk a significant loss of protein if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise, leaving children in […]

19 Jul 2017

Global health price tag could be $371 bln a year by 2030, WHO says

By Kate Kelland (Reuters) | 17 July 2017 LONDON – Meeting life-saving global health targets by 2030 could require investments by donors and national governments of up to $58 per […]

17 Jul 2017

China approves two more GMO crops for import, DuPont disappointed

 By Dominique Patton (Reuters) | 17 July 2017 BEIJING- China has approved two more genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, the Ministry of Agriculture said, the second such move in […]

12 Jul 2017

Cholera may accelerate famine in Yemen as resources shift – UN

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) | 11 July 2017 GENEVA – Yemen’s growing cholera epidemic may accelerate looming famine, as limited resources are shifted away from malnutrition and other programmes to […]

11 Jul 2017

Dying “Mother Ganga”: India’s holy river succumbs to pollution

By Danish Siddiqui (Reuters) | 10 July 2017 DEVPRAYAG/VARANASI/SAGAR ISLAND, INDIA – India’s holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into […]

7 Jul 2017

Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

By Paul Sandle and Ben Hirschler (Reuters) | 6 July 2017 LONDON – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in […]

7 Jul 2017

Dirty water use puts nearly a billion at risk – study

By Umberto Bacchi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 5 July 2017 ROME – Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million […]

5 Jul 2017

With colour-coded warnings, Indian city gets serious about dirty air

By Rina Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 5 July 2017 AHMEDABAD, India, A plan to combat extreme heat in India’s Ahmedabad city has been so effective in raising awareness and […]

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