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Health

Obamacare sign-ups gain steam as 2018 deadline nears

Wednesday at 17:25 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 1.07 million consumers selected 2018 Obamacare individual insurance plans on the HealthCare.gov website during the week ended Dec. 9, the U.S. government reported on Wednesday, indicating a pick up in the pace of enrollment as the Dec. 15 deadline nears.

Is England a healthy nation?

Wednesday at 17:13 PM, via BBC News

From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.

Doner kebabs survive EU lawmaker vote on additives

Wednesday at 17:04 PM, via Reuters

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Doner kebab vendors across Europe won a victory in the European Parliament on Wednesday when European Union lawmakers failed to outlaw additives regularly used to preserve taste and moisture.

Israel’s Teva to cut jobs in restructuring on Thursday: report

Wednesday at 15:59 PM, via Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include laying off more than half its Israeli workforce, the Calcalist financial news website said.

Half of world’s people can’t get basic health services: WHO

Wednesday at 15:04 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – At least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Why cold air makes your nose run

Wednesday at 11:51 AM, via CNN

About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it’s cold. We call this “cold-induced rhinitis”, or “skier nose”. People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.

France’s Sanofi pins hopes on new drugs after setbacks

Wednesday at 11:43 AM, via Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi said on Wednesday it had suffered from low uptake for a new cholesterol drug and from concerns about a dengue vaccine, but expressed confidence its pipeline of new products would support long-term growth.

Forget abortion access: What women in Appalachian Kentucky really want

Wednesday at 11:34 AM, via CNN

Kentucky may become the first state in the US to effectively outlaw abortion. But the women in Appalachia, where teen pregnancies soar, poverty looms and everyone knows each other’s business, would simply like birth control, sex ed and honest talk. As politics work against them, they’re rising up to do what others won’t do for them.

The dangers sugary drinks pose to children

Wednesday at 11:00 AM, via Health24

South African children are consuming 40 to 60 grams of sugar a day. This means their intake is between 100 and 200% more than it should be.

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