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Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagi...
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Democrats relish chance to attack Republicans over austere budget

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republican budget plan, even though they loathe the details of the blueprint that would cut programs for the poor and funding of m...
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Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kitchen cutting boards can become contaminated with drug-resistant germs, a new study shows. Swiss researchers analyzed 154 cutting boards from University Hospital in Basel and 144 ...
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Jim Flaherty dies soon after quitting as Canada's finance minister

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who steered Canada through the global financial crisis and then nearly eliminated the huge budget deficits he had run up in the process, died on Thursday just weeks after ...
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Obama's health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary who oversaw the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms, has resigned, a senior administration official said on Thursday. ...
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Former Massachusetts Senator Brown comes out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire

By Scott Malone PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts launched a Republican campaign on Thursday to represent neighboring New Hampshire in the Senate, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Sh...
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Look out, romantics: Half of all sexts are lies

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a survey of college students, nearly half of those who had ever sent a sexy text had lied while doing so. "This already exists in face-to-face interactions, like with orgasms it's common,&...
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California town moves against Sriracha hot sauce plant

The small Southern California town of Irwindale has opened a new front in its battle against what it says is a pungent, tear-inducing odor from a chili processing factory owned by the makers of Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce. The City Council vo...
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Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds. There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For exa...
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Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- No evidence exists to show that anti-flu medicines stockpiled by countries around the world protect people from the spread of flu or reduce related hospitalizations and complications, a new analysis con...
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Sebelius to resign as U.S. health secretary: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the problem-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform, has decided to resign as U.S. Health Secretary, the New York Times reported on Thursday. It said Sylvia M...
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Deadly bat disease found in Wisconsin, Michigan: wildlife officials

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Bats in Wisconsin and Michigan have been infected with a disease that has killed millions of the mosquito-eating mammals elsewhere in the U.S. and could have a detrimental impact on farming and forestry, wildlif...
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Scientists grow viable vaginas from girls' own cells

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four young women born with abnormal or missing vaginas were implanted with lab-grown versions made from their own cells, the latest success in creating replacement organs that have so far included tracheas...
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Nasdaq drops 3 percent, worst day since November 2011

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor , increasing investor anxi...
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Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free ap...
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More than 100 passengers sick on cruise off California

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A cruise ship with more than 100 passengers and crew suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by Norovirus, have arrived in San Diego, a cruise line spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Crown Princess, ...
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U.S. judge accepts SAC guilty plea, OK's $1.2 billion deal

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - SAC Capital Advisors' $1.2 billion criminal settlement for insider trading received final court approval on Thursday, as a U.S. judge accepted a guilty plea from the hedge fund firm run by billionaire Stev...
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Georgia governor outlines alternative plan for medical marijuana

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana for treatment of children with seizure disorders after a bill to do so died in the Georgia legislature last month, he said on Thur...
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Physical therapy may not help whiplash pain

By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whiplash injuries can be enduring and painful, but new research finds that counseling on how to manage the disorder - along with a list of optional exercises - reduces pain as effectively as an intensiv...
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Canadian senator Brazeau hit with cocaine charge

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Suspended Canadian Senator Patrick Brazeau was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault, possessing cocaine, breaching bail conditions, and uttering threats, CBC News reported. The CBC report said he was arrested at a home ...
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