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24 Jun 2016

EU officials to decide on Roundup herbicide after political impasse

By Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters) | 24 June 2016 BRUSSELS – An impasse between EU nations on whether to allow Monsanto’s Roundup and similar weed-killers to continue to be sold […]

24 Jun 2016

Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

By Sebastien Malo (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 23 June 2016 NEW YORK – More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning […]

24 Jun 2016

Third of hospitals in developing world lack clean running water – study

By Lin Taylor (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 23 June 2016 Every year, half a million babies die before they are one-month-old due to a lack of clean water and safe […]

24 Jun 2016

Hidden harm: US healthcare emits more greenhouse gas than entire UK

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters) | 22 June 2016 If the U.S. healthcare sector were ranked as a nation, it would be the world’s 13th-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, more than […]

24 Jun 2016

Risk of landslides drives migration – and mental health worries

By Ashutosh Sharma (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 23 June 2016 In India’s mountainous Jammu and Kashmir state, landslides – and the fear of them – is driving growing problems — UDHAMPUR, […]

24 Jun 2016

WHO to launch emergency yellow fever vaccination in Angola, Congo

By Aaron Ross (Reuters) | 23 June 2016 KINSHASA – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch emergency yellow fever vaccination campaigns along the border […]

24 Jun 2016

China to tear up ‘poisoned’ school running tracks

By Adam Jourdan (Reuters) | 23 June 2016 Chinese authorities will remove substandard running tracks from schools, called “poisoned tracks” by the media due to the industrial waste used to […]

22 Jun 2016

Congo almost runs out of yellow fever vaccine amid epidemic

By Aaron Ross (Reuters) | 22 June 2016 KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo has almost run out of yellow fever vaccine in Kinshasa, in the same week that the […]

22 Jun 2016

Americans drinking less soda, eating more whole grains and nuts

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) | 21 June 2016 Americans are adding more whole grains, nuts and seeds to their diets and cutting back on sodas and sugary drinks, a […]

22 Jun 2016

U.S. to help fund technology to eliminate Zika in blood supply

By Toni Clarke (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 The U.S. government said on Monday it has agreed to help fund two pathogen reduction technologies to help reduce the risk of […]

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