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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 127

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 143

November 14, 2018 8:08 PM From Fires to Black Friday: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week

Welcome to The Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Featuring conversations with writers and editors from TIME, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated, here is everything you need to know to stay on top of the national conversation. This week on “The Breakdown 72

November 5, 2018 11:31 PM Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33,000 in Europe each year

LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug infections resistant to multiple antibiotics kill around 33,000 people a year in Europe, health experts said on Monday, and the burden of these diseases is comparable to that of flu, tuberculosis and HIV combined. An analysis by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) found the impact of drug-resistant 124

November 2, 2018 2:16 PM US wage growth hits nine-year high

Wages in the US grew at their fastest pace for nine years last month, according to the latest official figures. The US Labor Department said wages grew at an annual rate of 3.1% in October, accelerating from a rate of 2.8% the month before. The economy also added 250,000 jobs last month, which was well ahead of analysts' expectations. Most sectors of the economy 104

October 26, 2018 3:03 PM Hospital accreditation not linked to patient outcomes in U.S

(Reuters Health) - Hospital accreditation isn’t necessarily tied to better outcomes for U.S. patients, researchers say. Based on records for more than 4.2 million patients over age 65 covered by Medicare, the study team found no difference between accredited and unaccredited hospitals in patient death rates, and only a slightly lower rate of patient 118

October 24, 2018 9:09 PM Surgeon age doesn't affect cataract surgery outcomes

(Reuters Health) - Late-career surgeons perform a large proportion of cataract operations, and they do it with an overall low rate of adverse events, a Canadian study suggests. In recent years, researchers have analyzed whether surgeons’ age affects their skills, dexterity and risk for mistakes in the operating room, the study authors note in JAMA Ophthalmology 121

October 23, 2018 5:45 AM Britain's AstraZeneca to buy 9.8 percent stake in France's Innate Pharma

PARIS (Reuters) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca will buy a newly issued equity stake of 9.8 percent in smaller French peer Innate Pharma, as consolidation intensifies in the healthcare sector. AstraZeneca will buy the stake via around 6.26 million new shares being issued to it at a price of 10 euros per share, the companies said on Tuesday. Innate Pharma 129

October 9, 2018 10:31 PM Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

LONDON (Reuters) - Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday. The “Lancet Commission” report by 28 global specialists in psychiatry, public health and neuroscience 124

October 7, 2018 3:43 AM In pictures: Melania Trump's whistle-stop Africa tour

Melania Trump visited a Kenyan elephant orphanage on Friday where she bottle-fed one of the babies. She was given one of them to adopt. The US First Lady's decision to wear a pith helmet on safari in Kenya has drawn criticism. The 19th Century headgear is seen by some as symbolic of colonial rule. Her tour began in Accra on Tuesday where she later took tea with Ghana's 765