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MONDAY, 29 AUGUST 2016, 05:33

Health

More U.S. counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly: analysis

Today at 04:53 AM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly a third of U.S. counties will likely be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace in 2017, according to an analysis published Sunday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Helping the homeless, one song at a time

Yesterday at 02:38 AM, via CNN

On a rainy August afternoon, Chris Leamy sat on a pavement and waited for passersby to drop a dollar or two. But the 29-year-old isn’t homeless. With a guitar in hand, he sits by homeless people in New York City and tries to help them boost their gains by playing a few tunes.

Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Saturday at 19:56 PM, via Reuters

LOME (Reuters) – Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome.

‘Dark twin’ of the Milky Way galaxy discovered

Saturday at 15:48 PM, via CNN

Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a “dark twin” called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.

Self-injury is a ‘major killer’ in U.S

Friday at 22:53 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – When deaths from substance abuse are counted as self-inflicted, then deaths from self-injury in the U.S. are tied with deaths attributed to diabetes and outnumber those from flu and pneumonia or kidney disease, new research suggests.

Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak

Friday at 22:23 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows.

Rights organizations can avoid further harming victims

Friday at 21:52 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Lawyers interview victims of human rights violations to document their stories and seek justice, but victims who have to relive the violence during a single interview may be traumatized anew, researchers argue.

St. Jude says report by short sellers ‘false and misleading’

Friday at 21:41 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc said on Friday that a report by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and a cyber-security researcher alleging its heart devices were riddled with bugs was “false and misleading.”

Yellow fever vaccination drive in Congo’s capital hits target

Friday at 20:57 PM, via Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) – A vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo’s capital is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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