Health

Bulgaria makes slow progress in curbing child abandonment

Bulgaria, which won dark distinction from the United Nations for having the world's highest rate of child abandonment, has made progress but poverty and cultural practice continue to hamper efforts to protect its most vulnerable, ...

Sep 26, 2014
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Replacing the wheelchair

Depicted in fifth century Chinese art, the wheelchair is not a new invention. The invalid carriage, called a Bath chair, was developed in Bath, England, around 1760. The modern, steel-frame, collapsible chair dates to 1933.

Sep 26, 2014
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Smokers' paradise Austria struggles to stub out habit

In the wood-panelled rooms of Vienna's traditional coffee houses, tobacco-lovers can still light up pretty much as they please. But one of the last smokers' havens in Europe may be on course to kick the habit.

Sep 26, 2014
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Drivers admit to risky behaviors

In a state famous for its turnpike and infamous for traffic, tolls and "Jersey drivers," a new partnership between the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) has launched a series ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Brothers behind Lap-Band ads sued

UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued two brothers who ran a company that promoted Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, accusing the pair of defrauding the insurer of more than $40 million through a complex billing scheme.

Sep 25, 2014
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A multi-million dollar fight to save women's lives

A new medicine to prevent the death of tens of thousands of women every year because of a fatal loss of blood after childbirth, is within sight as a result of a multi-million dollar partnership.

Sep 25, 2014
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