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LATEST NEWS:   Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find - LONDON (Reuters) - People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday.
LATEST NEWS:   HPV vaccinations for U.S. teens rise slightly: CDC - (Reuters) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Obese patients face long odds against returning to a healthy weight - (Reuters Health) - The odds are against obese men and women trying to get to a healthy weight, particularly if they are severely obese, a U.K. study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   CareFirst doubles cost savings by sharing rewards with U.S. doctors - (Reuters) - Insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said on Thursday its cost savings on providing healthcare rose sharply last year in a program that rewards U.S. doctors for keeping patients out of the hospital.
LATEST NEWS:   HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples - (Reuters Health) - Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples.
LATEST NEWS:   Cutting junior doctors’ hours may not lower risk of surgical deaths - (Reuters Health) - Restrictions on U.S. medical residents’ hours implemented in 2011 don’t appear to have significantly lowered the risk of death or serious injury from surgery, a recent study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Olympic sailors, rowers shrug off reports of Rio's polluted waters - RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Sailors and rowers were not worried about getting sick during the Rio Olympics next year despite reports that waters to be used for events have pollution levels equivalent to raw sewage, competitors said on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Malawi a model for Africa in liberalizing abortion, activists say - NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malawi's use of evidence-based research to build support for a more liberal stance on abortion can make it a role model for Africa, campaigners said, following publication of a bill to liberalize the country's 164-year-old abortion law.
LATEST NEWS:   Medication may reduce injury risk for kids with ADHD - (Reuters Health) - Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less likely to have accidents that land them in the emergency room than those who are not on medication, according to a new study.
LATEST NEWS:   NuVasive Inc agrees to pay $13.5 million to resolve false claims probe - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California-based medical device manufacturer NuVasive Inc. has agreed to pay $13.5 million to resolve allegations that it caused healthcare providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health programs for spine surgeries, the Justice Department said on Thursday.