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U.S. top court mulls free speech fight over 'crisis pregnancy centers'

(Reuters) - The Pregnancy Care Clinic in the Southern California city of El Cajon offers a host of services for pregnant women including ultrasound exams, prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. There is one major exception: abortion.

Friday, Mar 16


Spices might get teens to like vegetables

(Reuters Health) - A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests.


Slightly elevated blood sugar tied to heart and kidney problems

(Reuters Health) - People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests.

Wednesday, Mar 14


Smoking tied to higher risk of hearing loss

(Reuters Health) - Smokers may be more likely to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with each additional cigarette people smoke on a typical day, a Japanese study suggests.

Tuesday, Mar 13


U.S. health spending twice other countries' with worse results

(Reuters Health) - The U.S. spends about twice what other high-income nations do on health care but has the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rates, a new study suggests.

Sunday, Mar 11


Box Office: 'Black Panther' Tops 'A Wrinkle in Time' in Disney-Dominant Weekend

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Black Panther" remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure "A Wrinkle in Time"…

Saturday, Mar 10


Regeneron/Sanofi heart drug succeeds in major trial; Will insurers pay?

(Reuters) - A potent, expensive cholesterol drug sold by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi significantly reduced major adverse heart events in a huge study presented on Saturday but it remains to be seen whether the new data will prompt…

Friday, Mar 9


Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

(Reuters) - Bones found on a remote Pacific island in 1940 were likely those of famed pilot Amelia Earhart, according to new study.

Tuesday, Mar 6


South Africa's popular sandwich shops bear brunt of listeria scare

SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - As South Africa grapples with the world's worst listeria outbreak, it is small mom-and-pop stores that dot places like the black township of Soweto that are taking a financial hit as customers fear for…

Monday, Mar 5


South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in South Africa's biggest consumer foods producer Tiger Brands and RCL Foods fell on Monday after the government linked a deadly listeria outbreak to cold meat products known as "polony" made by Tiger unit…

Sunday, Mar 4


South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's…

Friday, Mar 2

Firearm-related injuries drop during NRA conventions

(Reuters Health) - Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Thursday, Mar 1


Analysis - Big pharma, big data: why drugmakers want your health records


LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers are racing to scoop up patient health records and strike deals with technology companies as big data analytics start to unlock a trove of information about how medicines perform in the real world.

Monday, Feb 26


Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world's best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday, thanks to his album "Divide" and singles "Shape of You" and "Perfect."

Sunday, Feb 25


India's Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters…

Thursday, Feb 22


Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe's first painters

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.

Wednesday, Feb 21


'Get a grip': Jennifer Lawrence offended over plunging dress furor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday blasted a controversy over a photo of her wearing a plunging black dress outside on a cold London day as sexist, ridiculous and "not feminism."

Tuesday, Feb 20


With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

CARACAS (Reuters) - Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.

Monday, Feb 19


Trump blasts Oprah over 60 Minutes episode


(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

Friday, Feb 16


U.S. FDA looks to pave way for earlier-stage Alzheimer's drugs

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have proposed lowering the bar for clinical trial success for experimental Alzheimer's drugs to better align with the current emphasis on the need to treat people when they are in the earliest stages of the…

Tuesday, Feb 13


UK's Prince Harry and tartan-clad Meghan wow Edinburgh

Reuters / Lifestyle

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle, who was dressed in a Scottish tartan coat, were welcomed enthusiastically in Edinburgh on Tuesday on an official joint visit...


Marvel takes New York fashionistas to Black Panther’s Wakanda

(Reuters) - Marvel Studios transported New York fashionistas to the mythical African nation of Wakanda where its highly anticipated superhero movie “Black Panther” takes place.

Monday, Feb 12


'Fifty Shades Freed' tops box office with $38.8 million, 'Peter Rabbit' Hops to $25 million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Universal's opening of "Fifty Shades Freed" is dominating North American moviegoing this weekend with a solid $38.8 million at 3,678 locations as cinemas await the arrival of "Black Panther."

Monday, Feb 5


Britain defends healthcare system after Trump Twitter attack

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump drew a fierce reaction from angry Britons, including health minister Jeremy Hunt, on Monday after criticizing Britain's publicly funded healthcare system as "going broke and not working".

Sunday, Feb 4


Guillermo del Toro wins Directors Guild top award for 'The Shape of Water'

(Reuters) - Hollywood directors named Guillermo del Toro the best film director of 2017 for "The Shape of Water" on Saturday, placing the Mexican filmmaker and the film in a strong position for the movie world’s top honors, the Oscars, in…

Saturday, Feb 3


Lady Gaga, citing pain, cancels 10 European shows on 'Joanne' tour

Reuters / UK

(Reuters) - Severe pain has forced Lady Gaga to cancel 10 shows on the European leg of her "Joanne" concert tour, the singer and her team said on Saturday, several months after she had postponed those performances in Europe due to her…

Thursday, Feb 1


Time to explore world after acting, triple Oscar winner Day-Lewis says

ATHENS (Reuters) - Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he has come to accept his decision to quit acting even if he doesn't quite understand it himself.

Sunday, Jan 28


Exclusive - With Roman law doctrine, India moves to stub out tobacco industry rights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is pushing the Supreme Court to apply a rarely used doctrine that would strip the $11 billion tobacco industry’s legal right to trade, an effort aimed at deterring tobacco companies from…

Friday, Jan 19


Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement

Reuters / Lifestyle

(Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song.


'Fast & Furious' star Diesel brings high-octane live show to London

LONDON (Reuters) - The roaring engines and burning rubber of "The Fast & The Furious" films - one of cinema's highest-grossing franchises - are skidding off the screen and into the real world, as a live stunt show based on the movies opens…