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Belgium's IBA signs deal for three compact therapy centers in UK

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian cancer treatment equipment maker IBA said on Thursday it had signed agreements to install three compact proton therapy centers in Britain.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Call for men to freeze sperm at 18

The sperm of all 18-year-olds should be frozen on the NHS to reduce the risks associated with being an older father, a bioethicist argues.
Source: BBC News - Health

South Korea reports two more deaths in MERS outbreak bringing total to 29

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Health Ministry reported on Thursday two more deaths in a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the number of fatalities to 29.
Source: Reuters: Health News

DaVita Healthcare Partners to pay $450 million for violating False Claims Act: Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc, the largest provider of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in crowded Afghan war clinic

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A frontline hospital in Afghanistan already stretched by rising war casualties is facing another, invisible danger that is only beginning to come to light: highly contagious strains of drug-resistant bacteria which are making treatment harder.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Drastic acceleration of HIV fight needed to stop AIDS resurgence

LONDON, (Reuters) - The global HIV epidemic could see a resurgence in just five years without a drastic acceleration in efforts to prevent and treat the AIDS virus, the United Nations and disease experts said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters: Health News

FDA panel to discuss safety of Bayer's contraceptive device Essure

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would discuss the safety and effectiveness of Bayer AG's controversial contraceptive device, Essure, in a public panel meeting after receiving more than 5000 complaints, including those of deaths and pregnancies.
Source: Reuters: Health News

New York City to offers free eye tests, glasses to older students

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 65,000 students in New York City's poorest-performing public schools will have their vision screened and, if needed, get a free pair of eyeglasses, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the disease were discovered there.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Experts offer new guidelines for athletes competing in the heat

(Reuters Health) ? With new recommendations, a panel of experts aims to help athletes compete in hot environments.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Vancouver to regulate booming marijuana dispensaries

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Vancouver city councillors voted on Wednesday in favor of new rules for licensing marijuana dispensaries, despite objections from the federal government, becoming the first Canadian city to regulate retailers selling the drug.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Pursuit of Cash Taints Promise of Gene Tests

As labs and research start-ups grow, the federal government is scrutinizing their relationships with doctors, as well as their payment and billing practices.
Source: NYT > Health

Health Panel Recommends Cautious Approach to Meningitis B Vaccine

A committee convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opted to let doctors decide on the vaccine, which is new and relatively costly.
Source: NYT > Health

Well: Ugly Fruits (and Vegetables) Get a Makeover

An ad campaign is changing the way French consumers view unattractive produce.
Source: NYT > Health

Well: Bad Neighborhoods May Be Bad for Your DNA

Researchers have found that living in unsafe neighborhoods is associated with shorter telomere length, a marker of aging cells.
Source: NYT > Health

'Make work healthier' bosses told

Managers across England must "raise their game" to create happy, healthy workplaces, England's chief health advisers have warned.
Source: BBC News - Health

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