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  • Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies in U.S.

    (Reuters Health) – Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants’ airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a U.S. study suggests. Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury and death among infants under age one in the U.S., researchers note in

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  • Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world’s No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil’s agriculture minister said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias attends the

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  • Voice analysis software may help diagnose PTSD in veterans

    (Reuters Health) – Voice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests. Doctors have long understood that people with psychiatric disorders may speak differently than individuals who do not have mental health problems, researchers note in Depression and Anxiety. While some previous research points to

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  • Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

    (Reuters) – Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema

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  • Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health

    (Reuters Health) – Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from 3,075 transgender adults as well as 719,567 adults who are

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  • U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

    FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health

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  • CDC reports 71 new measles cases in a week

    FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported here 71 more cases of measles in the week since April 12. From Jan. 1 to April 19,

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  • China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday. The disease, which is fatal to pigs but harmless in humans, has spread

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