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September 23, 2017

Health and Safety

“Medicalization” of female genital mutilation is serious threat – experts

“Medicalization” of female genital mutilation is serious threat – experts By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices

Sitting less linked to lower risk of diabetes

Sitting less linked to lower risk of diabetes By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People who spend time walking or even just standing instead of sitting down may be at lower risk of diabetes, a UK study suggests. Previous research has linked sedentary time to type 2 diabetes, which is tied to ageing and obesity

U.S. court issues injunction on assistance for dialysis patients

U.S. court issues injunction on assistance for dialysis patients FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A U.S. court has issued a preliminary injunction on a new federal rule that dialysis providers have said would prevent patients from using charitable assistance to buy private health insurance, Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) said on Thursday. The decision upholds a temporary hold

Exclusive- Canada seeks warnings on prescription painkillers amid rising deaths

Exclusive- Canada seeks warnings on prescription painkillers amid rising deaths By Anna Mehler Paperny (Reuters) – As deaths from powerful painkillers continue to rise, Canada is pursuing unprecedented measures to curb their use, including requiring cigarette-style warning stickers on every prescription, Health Minister Jane Philpott told Reuters. Next month Health Canada plans to publish a

Doctors advise Germans to walk like penguins on ice

Doctors advise Germans to walk like penguins on ice BERLIN (Reuters) – German trauma surgeons advised the public on Wednesday to walk like penguins to avoid slipping on pavements with freezing temperatures forecast nationwide over the next few days. An advisory published on the website of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery said

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