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Beijing to enforce use of clean coal in anti-pollution drive

China's capital city, Beijing, will enforce the use of cleaner low-sulphur coal from Aug. 1 in a bid to tackle the soaring levels of air pollution that frequently clog the country's major cities, the official Xinhua media agency said on Sa...
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FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids

SATURDAY, July 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won't increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body,...
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Seattle's attorney apologizes for taking bags of marijuana to the office

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Friday apologized for violating workplace rules by bringing bags of marijuana he purchased from newly-opened Washington state pot shops back to his office. Holmes was one of the first people in line earlier th...
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Lawyers for Colorado theater gunman oppose videotaping sanity exam

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Attorneys for an accused mass murderer who claims he was insane when he shot 12 moviegoers to death at a Colorado cinema two years ago oppose the videotaping of their client as he undergoes a new psychiatric ex...
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Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing the number of deer in an area can lower the incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections among people, new research indicates. "Our study demonstrated that deer populations can be man...
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U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bac...
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Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, as contraception issues continued to dominate the competitive contest.
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Poor More Prone to Leg Circulation Trouble

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lowest incomes may have a higher risk for a circulatory condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests. People with PAD have narrowing of the arteries that supply bl...
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Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana

By Bryan Cohen SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle's first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days since Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults. Cannabi...
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FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
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911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Newly released emergency dispatch tapes reveal further details about efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.
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Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said Friday. The virus, a form of haemorrhagic fever, has ...
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Allergan asks stockholders not to act on Pershing Square proposal

(Reuters) - Allergan Inc advised its stockholders to refrain from taking any action in response to Pershing Square Capital Management's proposal to replace a majority of the botox maker's board. William Ackman's Pershing Square has be...
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Kansas records death from rare infection

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say a person from the Kansas City area has died of a rare infection caused by an amoeba that lives in freshwater lakes and rivers.
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Shire confirms in talks with AbbVie on takeover bid

(Reuters) - Shire Plc on Friday confirmed it has held a meeting with U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc to discuss AbbVie's takeover bid for the Dublin-based maker of drugs for rare diseases. Shire, in a release, said it would provide a further update...
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Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have emergency surgery on weekends are at greater risk for complications and potentially even death than those who have weekday surgeries, according to a new study. However, the Johns Hopkins ...
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Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds. "There are clear differences in brain activity be...
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CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have concluded that it's highly unlikely any lab workers were exposed to live anthrax during a safety mishap last month. But, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offic...
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U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday. The...
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TSX ends flat after jobs report but gold miners surge

By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as a rally in shares of gold miners helped overcome worries about the health of the labor market spurred by a sluggish jobs report. Government data show...
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