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Residents read newspapers with reports of Yellow Fever, along the streets in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jean Robert N'kengo

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 […]

Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California February 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

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 […]

A sign explaining the parameters concerning the Zika virus and blood donations is seen at the American Red Cross Charles Drew Donation Center in Washington February 16, 2016.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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 […]

Plaster phrenological models of heads, showing different parts of the brain, are seen at an exhibition in London March 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

21 Jun 2016

Parkinson disease may be getting more common

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) | 20 June 2016 Parkinson disease may have become more common over the past 30 years, at least according to a study in one Minnesota […]

A football helmet's health warning sticker is pictured between a U.S. flag and the number 55, in memory of former student and NFL player Junior Seau, as the Oceanside Pirates high school football team prepares for their Friday night game in Oceanside, California in this September 14, 2012 file photograph. Advances in modern neuroscience mean scientists know more than ever about chronic brain damage and the long-term trauma that can result from frequent knocks to the head. Partly due to this new understanding, now is a time of intense sensitivity about and scrutiny of brain damage in sport - particularly among North America's National Football League (NFL) players. Former San Diego Chargers player Seau committed suicide last year after what some believe were years of depression stemming from multiple concussions he suffered as a player. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

21 Jun 2016

Many U.S. kids don’t see doctors after concussions

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) | 20 June 2016 As many as 1.9 million children get concussions from sports and other recreational activities each year, and most of them don’t […]

Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

21 Jun 2016

Cat allergy flop torpedoes high-profile UK biotech Circassia

By Ben Hirschler (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 Circassia Pharmaceuticals lost nearly two-thirds of its value on Monday as its experimental cat allergy treatment failed in a late-stage trial, dealing […]

A 4-month-old baby born with microcephaly is held by his mother in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

21 Jun 2016

Zika’s impact on children will require new medical approach: expert

By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 The spread of Zika virus through the Americas is likely to affect tens of thousands of children with a wide range of […]

Material to prevent Zika infection by mosquitoes are displayed at the 69th World Health Assembly at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

21 Jun 2016

Inovio Pharma gets green signal to test Zika vaccine in human trial

By Amrutha Penumudi (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 Drug developer Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and its partner GeneOne Life Sciences Inc said they had received approval from U.S. regulators to start […]

Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop at Bonneuil-Sur-Marne near Paris, France, June 16, 2015.     REUTERS/Charles Platiau

21 Jun 2016

France to vote against continued EU use of weedkiller glyphosate

By Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 France will vote on Friday against the continued use of weedkiller glyphosate, its environment minister said, adding to uncertainty over the […]

Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

21 Jun 2016

EPA warns Flint, Michigan of long-term threats to water supply

By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) | 17 June 2016 The city of Flint faces multiple long-term threats to its water supply, even though short-term progress has been made in reducing lead […]

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