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December 8, 2018 7:14 PM Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. The move comes amid investigations by U.S. law enforcement into some so-called body brokers - companies 109

December 6, 2018 4:36 PM Pennsylvania couple found dead outside home with ‘Happy Transmission’ sign, officials say

Ross Woodward, 84, and Rhoda Woodward, 81, were found dead outside their home in Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania. (FOX29) An elderly Pennsylvania couple -- infamous for their personal crusade against alleged "transmissions" from a nearby pharmaceutical plant -- was found dead by a U.S. postal worker outside their home on Tuesday, officials said. The bodies 92

December 6, 2018 5:01 AM Migrants tend to be healthier, live longer: study

(Reuters) - Migrants tend to be healthier than the residents of wealthy countries they travel to, such as the United States, and often help fight diseases by becoming healthcare workers in those nations, according to a study published on Wednesday. The two-year study found that migrants, in general, have a greater life expectancy than residents of host countries 119

December 4, 2018 7:32 PM Clemson University students, visitors warned after confirmed mumps case

The timeframe includes when the Tigers played host to the South Carolina Gamecocks on Nov. 24 in a 56-35 home victory for Clemson. (iStock) Health officials are warning anyone who visited or was around Clemson University near the end of November to be on alert after a case of mumps was connected to campus. According to the South Carolina Department of Health 158

December 1, 2018 8:40 AM Ray J Reveals Diabetes Scare and How He's Fighting Off The Disease

Ray J recently got some startling news -- he was on the brink of developing diabetes -- and needed to make serious life changes, fast ... so he turned to Jas Mathur to get back on track. Ray reveals the scary diagnosis to our very own Raquel Harper on Tuesday's upcoming episode of "Raq Rants" on BET. The "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star says he went to Jas -- a life and fitness 103

November 29, 2018 8:37 PM 'Echo chamber' surrounds parental decisions about childhood flu vaccine

(Reuters Health) - Although the annual flu vaccine is recommended for all children older than 6 months, about a third of parents say their child won’t receive one this year, according to a new U.S. poll. Parents seem to make decisions in an “echo chamber” of information that reinforces their beliefs about flu vaccines, the co-directors of the National 132

November 28, 2018 11:46 PM Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Climate change is making more people around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of heart and kidney disease, heat stress, and other heat-related killers, scientists warned on Wednesday. Global warming’s effects look most serious for ageing and urban populations and people with chronic health 120

November 28, 2018 4:46 PM Hawaii hospital hit with highly contagious scabies outbreak

In 2015, a 93-year-old nursing home resident died from a scabies infestation. The autopsy report showed the cause of death as “septicemia due to crusted scabies.” What exactly is scabies and how dangerous is it? An itchy problem is affecting a Big Island hospital in Hawaii: scabies. The Kona Community Hospital (KCH) announced an outbreak of the skin condition 199

November 27, 2018 6:28 PM Roche buys U.S. biotech Jecure in race for liver disease drugs

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying U.S.-based Jecure Therapeutics, joining Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and Novartis in pursuit of new drugs to treat fatty liver disease. Roche did not say how much it was paying for Jecure, which gives it a preclinical portfolio of so-called NLRP3 inhibitors being developed for fighting inflammatory diseases 115

November 23, 2018 3:09 PM Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

The World Health Organization says a worrying number of the newest Ebola cases amid Congo's ongoing outbreak are in patients not usually known to catch the disease: babies. In an update published this week, the U.N. health agency reported 36 new confirmed cases of Ebola, including seven in newborn babies and infants younger than 2 years old. Six cases 79