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Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of heart disease

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of heart disease

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad

Rough start for U.S. Republicans on first day of Trump-era Congress

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday when a public outcry that included a dressing-down

Why you shouldn’t treat earwax without seeing a doctor

“Patients may try to blindly instrument their ears with cotton ear buds, bobby pins, or other tools,” said Dr. Seth Schwartz, chair of a committee that drafted new guidelines for diagnosing and treating earwax for the American

Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality

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.