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UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers
27 Nov 2015 at 6:11am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations' agency for children said on Friday.
8 Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist
27 Nov 2015 at 6:00am
More than 4 billion prescriptions were filled at retail pharmacies in 2014, according to data from theHenry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Of those prescriptions, roughly half to three-quarters were used incorrectly, says pharmacist Linda Bernstein, a volunteer clinical professor at University of California-San Francisco School of Pharmacy and a...
5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do
27 Nov 2015 at 6:00am
Does your therapist have a secret wish list of things you should do to optimize your therapy?If you?re one of the millions of people in the United States who sees a therapist, you may have had this exact thought. To answer that question, we asked five psychologists -- Melanie Greenberg, PhD, Laura Kauffman, PhD, Craig Malkin, PhD, Simon...
Study shows that low-sugar diet makes food taste sweeter
27 Nov 2015 at 3:08am
A new study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that adults who stuck to a low-sugar diet found that food tasted sweeter. Results showed that for those who had reduced their sugar intake, food tasted much sweeter than for those who stuck to their original sugar intake.
Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled
27 Nov 2015 at 1:51am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.
South Sudan food team finds risk of "widespread catastrophe"
26 Nov 2015 at 11:28pm
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people surviving on water lilies and swamp fish after fleeing South Sudan's war may run out of food entirely when the dry season starts in January, food security experts said in a report seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) team said after a trip to South Sudan's Unity State that said 40,000 people there were projected to be in a food security "catastrophe" and at risk of famine. The IPC members include non-governmental organisations and U.N. agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme.
Easing of China one-child policy too late for those who lost only child
26 Nov 2015 at 10:14pm
By Kim Kyung-Hoon BEIJING (Reuters) - Cui Wenlan was devastated when she heard the news last month that China was scrapping its one-child policy. Cui's story underscores the punitive nature of China's family planning policy, beyond the more well-known stories of forced abortions and sterilisations, and highlights the plight of an estimated million "shidu" families, or those who have lost their only child. China, the world's most populous country with nearly 1.4 billion people, says the once-child policy has averted 400 million births since 1980, saving scarce food resources and helping to pull families out of poverty.
Allegations of plot against Thai government unfounded: opposition
26 Nov 2015 at 9:57pm
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Allegations by Thailand's prime minister that members of the opposition planned to attack senior officials are baseless and designed to deflect attention from a corruption investigation, one of the main opposition groups said on Friday. Accusations of graft involving a park built to honor Thailand's monarchy are threatening to damage an anti-graft drive by the ruling junta, which seized power last year vowing to clean up government and protect royal prestige. The graft accusations, leveled by some Thai media and opposition groups, have transfixed a country anxious over the declining health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 87.
One killed, several injured in hit-and-run crash in New York City
26 Nov 2015 at 8:14pm
(Reuters) - One person was killed and several people were injured on a busy New York City street on Thursday when a hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian before driving away and crashing into parked cars, police said.
Storm in a herbal cup: Indonesian elixirs get a modern twist
26 Nov 2015 at 7:54pm
The trendy cafe looks like a typical coffee shop in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, but in fact it sells herb-infused brews promising to fix every ailment from coughs to impotence. Indonesians have for generations taken herbal medicine, known locally as "jamu", as a remedy for common ailments, and many children's early memories include being forced to gulp down concoctions of ingredients such as ginger and turmeric. A resurgence in domestic popularity is being driven by hangouts such as the Jakarta cafe, which welcomes young professionals and students to a retro setting that mixes old-fashioned furniture with touches of the past, such as black and white prints and vintage bicycles.
E. coli from Costco chicken salad traced to tainted celery
26 Nov 2015 at 7:15pm
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product. The contaminated chicken in that case was supplied by California-based Foster Poultry Farms.
Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli
26 Nov 2015 at 6:48pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
More than one million children need urgent aid in the conflict-torn Central A...
26 Nov 2015 at 5:07pm
More than a million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of humanitarian aid while almost half of those under five are malnourished, the United Nations said on Friday ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the conflict-torn country. Sectarian violence has plagued the country since and fresh fighting broke out in Bangui two months ago, the worst violence in the capital this year, when the murder of a Muslim man triggered reprisal attacks on a largely Christian neighborhood. Some two million children have been affected by violence which first broke out in December 2012, and 1.2 million now need urgent aid, said the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF.
As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge: experts
26 Nov 2015 at 5:03pm
By Aamir Saeed THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. Sea level rise and frequent cyclones are eroding Yusuf?s property. Across Pakistan, families are struggling against rising sea level, droughts, floods and other climate-change related pressures.
Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever
26 Nov 2015 at 4:05pm
HONOLULU (AP) ? Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home.