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Asthma risk reduced by 29 percent for children born to mothers taking omega-3 supplements

A Danish study has recommended that expecting mothers take omega-3 fatty acid supplements to reduce the risk of their children becoming asthmatic. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen followed 700 women from the 24th week of

Top China coal province vows 20 percent cut in pollution by 2020: Xinhua

One of China's top coal-producing provinces has vowed to slash its level of fine particle pollution by one-fifth by 2020, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing the provincial government. China has adopted various measures

Shanghai confirms new human case of H7N9 bird flu – Xinhua

Shanghai's health authority has confirmed a new human case of infection by the H7N9 strain of avian influenza, the state-owned news agency Xinhua said on Friday. The man diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu is being treated in

Hong Kong confirms 2nd human bird flu infection this winter

Hong Kong authorities on Friday confirmed the city's second case of human bird flu infection this winter, five days after the death of a first patient who contracted the same H7N9 strain of the disease. The Center

German hospital uses graphic image to promote safe fireworks

BERLIN (AP) — A German hospital is using a graphic picture of a mangled hand to warn people against buying or using illegal firecrackers.

Factbox: Trump to meet heads of Carlyle Group, Marvel, World Jewish Congress

(Reuters) - Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump resumed meetings at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, following the Christmas holiday as he prepares to take over the White House from Democrat Barack Obama on Jan. 20.

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

By Anne Mireille Nzouankeu YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a circle with several other young men in a charity's offices in Cameroon's capital, Fleur listens intently to the speaker talk about gay sex before slowly

Vera Rubin, pioneering U.S. dark matter astronomer, dies at 88

Rubin died on Sunday at an assisted living facility in Princeton, New Jersey, and had suffered from dementia for several years, Allan Rubin, a geosciences professor at Princeton University, said in an email. Rubin, a Philadelphia native,

Rugby-World Rugby criticises handling of North concussion

By Ken Ferris LONDON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - World rugby's ruling body has criticised the handling of the concussion suffered by Northampton's George North against Leicester this month, saying that he should have left the field immediately

Back pain tied to increased fall risk for older men

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – - Back pain is the most common type of pain older men complain of, and it could signal a greater risk of falling, even for people with no other disabilities, according