Wednesday, 16/10/2019 | 9:33 UTC+0
  • Different minds: Temple Grandin on nurturing autistic workers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – During the past five decades, Temple Grandin’s visually indexed mind, a key feature of her autism, helped make her a leading animal researcher. FILE PHOTO: Temple Grandin, the subject of the Emmy-winning made for television movie “Temple Grandin”, poses backstage at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California

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  • Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday. Already known for its tough biosecurity regulations, Australia has increased its vigilance to

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  • Embattled drugmaker Indivior raises forecasts on Suboxone strength

    (Reuters) – Indivior Plc on Tuesday raised its full-year forecasts as the embattled British drugmaker’s best-selling opioid addiction drug Suboxone fared better than expected in the face of competition from copycats. Shares in the company have more than halved in value this year as the London-listed firm grapples with the arrival of cheaper alternatives for

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  • Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

    (Reuters Health) – Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. Researchers examined data 167,842 infants born from 2009 to 2015. Overall, the proportion of mothers who initiated breastfeeding increased by 7.1 percentage points, and the proportion of women

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  • Suicide attempts rising among black teens

    (Reuters Health) – Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests. Researchers examined nationwide survey data from nearly 200,000 high school students collected between 1991 and 2017. While the overall proportion of teens reporting suicidal thoughts or plans

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  • To ease dementia agitation, drugs may not be best option

    (Reuters Health) – Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. In a reanalysis of more than 163 studies involving nearly 25,000 patients, Canadian researchers found that multidisciplinary care, massage and touch therapy, and music combined with

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  • HIV-positive British living in Spain could lose healthcare post-Brexit

    (Reuters Health) – British citizens with HIV who live in Spain could face serious healthcare challenges post-Brexit, potentially risking public health at large, researchers say. A no-deal Brexit could leave many patients with HIV or other chronic conditions in the lurch, the researchers write the journal AIDS. “We’re not scare-mongering. We’re indicating to patients that

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  • Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

    LONDON (Reuters) – E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape device in this illustration

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  • China’s pig herd in Sept down 41.1% from year earlier

    FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at pork at a Walmart in Beijing, China September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world’s largest herd.

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