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Container shipping lines sign up with Alibaba to offer online booking

FILE PHOTO: Two men chat beside a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at its headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouTwo container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn. A growing number of logistics firms are going online to buoy their business. In December, Maersk - the world's largest container shipping line and a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk - started offering online booking services to Chinese shippers on Alibaba's OneTouch website.


Famine threat looms as children starve in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria

The Wider Image: Nigeria's struggle against Boko HaramBy Kieran Guilbert MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Slumped in his mother's lap in a health clinic in northeast Nigeria, three-year-old Hassan was too drained to cry or protest as the nurse wrapped a tape measure tightly around his arm. After weeks of fever, vomiting and diarrhoea - telltale signs of malnutrition - his gaunt face and glazed eyes were listless despite his mother's efforts to coax him into eating from a packet of nutritious peanut-based paste. "I'm scared we'll end up coming back ... there is no food to eat here," said Hassan's mother, Kolo Adam, who fled with her six children to Maiduguri's Bakassi camp for the displaced when Boko Haram militants attacked her village last year.


Nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer

FILE- In this file photo taken Friday, May 29, 2015, Nigerian President elect, Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's nearly month-long medical leave in London is reminding his country's taxpayers that while they finance their leaders' health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's nearly month-long medical leave in London is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders' health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home.


China says spread of bird flu slowing, vows to stiffen controls

A quarantine researcher checks on a chicken at a poultry farm in XiangyangThe rate at which human cases of bird flu are being reported in China is declining, health authorities said on Thursday, vowing to stiffen controls on markets and transport of live poultry to battle the spread of the virus. Eight new human infections of the H7N9 avian flu were reported between Feb. 12 and Feb. 14, indicating the rate of new cases had clearly declined compared with the week of Feb. 6 to Feb. 12, when 69 new cases, including 8 deaths, were reported, the National Health and Family Planning Commision said on its website.


Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

Vitamine D is found in some foods and can be synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light.Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded "the first definitive evidence" of a link between vitamin D and flu prevention, researchers claimed in The BMJ medical journal. Many people, especially in grey, cloudy climes, do not have enough vitamin D.


House GOP batting around options for revamping health law
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Republican drive to craft a new health care plan sputtering, House GOP leaders are offering options to rank-and-file lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today's Medicaid program.

Olympic champion Hackett found after going missing

FILE PHOTO - Grant Hackett of Australia holds his silver medal for the men's 1500m freestyle swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic GamesAustralian swimming great Grant Hackett has been found safe and sound after being reported missing on Thursday, the triple Olympic champion's father Neville said. "Grant's been found alive and sober," Neville Hackett said outside the family's Mermaid Waters home. Earlier on Thursday, Hackett's father had put out a plea to find the former Olympic swimmer.


Swimming-Olympic champion Hackett found after going missing
* Hackett was earlier reported missing by family * Swimmer alleges beaten by brother in Instagram post (Recasts after Hackett found) MELBOURNE, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has been found safe and sound after being reported missing on Thursday, the triple Olympic champion's father Neville said. "Grant's been found alive and sober," Neville Hackett said outside the family's Mermaid Waters home. Earlier on Thursday, Hackett's father had put out a plea to find the former Olympic swimmer.

Cameroon confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak in the north: OIE

A health worker culls a rooster at a government-state-run poultry farm in Gandhigram villageCameroon has confirmed a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Cameroonian livestock ministry. The virus was found early January in exotic peacocks, in village chickens and in ducks, the ministry said.


Fire alarm, protests disrupt ex-pharma exec Shkreli's talk

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. A fire alarm and student protests have disrupted controversial former pharmaceutical executive Shkreli's appearance at Harvard University. The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals was invited by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club to discuss investing at the Wednesday night, Feb. 15, 2017, event. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)A fire alarm rang out moments before indicted former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was to speak at Harvard University, briefly delaying an appearance that also was disrupted by student protests. ...


Bird-flu deaths rise in China, shutting poultry markets

H7N9, a subtype of influenza that affects both birds and humans, was first discovered in China in 2013China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing 79 people in January alone and spurring several cities to suspend live poultry trade. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Wednesday that by the end of January a total of 100 people had died in the current bird flu season, which commonly emerges in winter and continues into the spring. H7N9, a subtype of influenza that affects both birds and humans, was first discovered in China in 2013.


ADHD a 'brain disorder', not just bad behaviour: study

A study found the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found "structural differences" and evidence of delayed development compared with non-sufferersPeople with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released Thursday which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad behaviour. The largest analysis to date of the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found "structural differences" and evidence of delayed development compared with non-sufferers, researchers reported. "The results from our study confirm that people with ADHD have differences in their brain structure and therefore suggest that ADHD is a disorder of the brain," said the study's lead author, Martine Hoogman of Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.


Mexican mother of four takes sanctuary in Denver church
A Mexican mother of four who has lived in the United States for 20 years took sanctuary in a Denver church on Wednesday to avoid being deported amid a crackdown on illegal immigrants by federal authorities, her attorney said. Jeanette Vizguerra, 44, sought refuge in the First Unitarian Society church after U.S. Immigration and Enforcement (ICE) officials denied her request for a "stay of removal" on Wednesday, immigration lawyer Hans Meyer said by telephone.

China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer' for opioid epidemic

China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer' for opioid epidemicChina is adding the deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China's National Narcotics Control Commission said ...


NYC officials: 1 person dies, 2 ill from rat-related disease
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health department officials are targeting a Bronx neighborhood after one person died and two others became severely ill from contracting a rare disease transmitted by rats.

China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013
BEIJING (AP) — An outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China killed 79 people in January, the most in a single month in at least three years, the country's national health authority said.

Republican Senator Collins opposes Pruitt for EPA chief

FILE PHOTO -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington.Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Wednesday she would oppose Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, citing his numerous lawsuits against the agency. Pruitt is scheduled to face a Senate confirmation vote on Friday. Unless more Republicans join Collins in opposing Pruitt, his nomination is likely to be approved.


Kids with ADHD have some smaller brain regions than normal
LONDON (AP) — Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says.

The Trump presidency on Feb 15 at 8:29 p.m. EST
(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday: RUSSIA A crisis over the relationship between Trump's aides and Russia deepens as a growing number of Trump's fellow Republicans demand expanded congressional inquiries into the matter. The Trump administration offers the job of national security adviser to U.S. Vice Admiral Robert Harward, sources say, but it is not clear if he accepted.

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded "the first definitive evidence" of a link between vitamin D and flu prevention, researchers claimTaking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded "the first definitive evidence" of a link between vitamin D and flu prevention, researchers claimed in The BMJ medical journal. Many people, especially in grey, cloudy climes, do not have enough vitamin D.


Transplant patient holds her own heart after lifesaving operation

Transplant patient holds her own heart after lifesaving operationFor decades, Lisa Salberg, 48, grappled with complications from a dangerous form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. When her heart began to fail, her doctors decided she need a transplant. Earlier this month, Salberg was matched to a new heart and underwent the lifesaving transplant surgery.


Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine shows promise: studies

According to the World Health Organization, there were 212 million malaria cases in the world in 2015 and 429,000 deathsA malaria vaccine that mimics a mosquito bite yielded encouraging results in human trials, its makers said Thursday, raising hopes for thwarting a parasite that kills a child every two minutes. The candidate drug, called PfSPZ, provided up to 100 percent protection for 10 weeks in a trial in Germany, although a trial in real life conditions in Mali gave a lower level of defence, they reported in two separate studies. "We are extremely encouraged by these findings," said Stephen Hoffman of vaccine developer Sanaria, a company based in Maryland.


Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line during New York Fashion Week

Kanye West arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New YorkBy Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three months after being hospitalized for exhaustion, rapper Kanye West made his first major public appearance on Wednesday, turning up for his Yeezy fashion show during New York Fashion Week. With his wife Kim Kardashian West in the front row next to Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, West debuted the fifth season of his high-end athleisure wear collection for Adidas to the fashion world's elite. Many social media users expressed their frustrations when they learned they would not be able to watch online, but critics were positive about the 39-year-old singer's latest runway show, saying the emphasis was on his new collection, rather than him.


FDA approves Valeant's drug to treat plaque psoriasis

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Silver Spring(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's Siliq to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs more commonly in patients with a family history of the disease, and most often begins in people between the ages of 15 and 35. Plaque psoriasis, in which patients develop thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white scales, is the most common form of the disease. (http://bit. ...


Anthem sues Cigna to block termination of merger

A sign at the office building of health insurer Anthem is seen in Los Angeles, CaliforniaJudge Travis Laster of Delaware's Court of Chancery granted the temporary order, saying it would keep the deal together so Anthem could appeal its loss against the Justice Department. The deal would have created the largest U.S. health insurer. Rivals Aetna Inc and Humana Inc had sought their own merger, representing an unprecedented consolidation among U.S. health insurers.


Diseased rat urine kills New Yorker in outbreak of rare illness

A rat's head rests as it is constricted in an opening in the bottom of a garbage can in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkDiseased rat urine has killed at least one person and sickened two others in New York City in an outbreak of a rarely seen infection, prompting calls from city officials on Wednesday for a renewed effort to cull the rodent population. The outbreak of leptospirosis began in December and all three cases were traced to a single block in the Bronx, New York's northernmost borough. City officials said on Wednesday it was the first ever "cluster" of cases in the city's history.


Smoke and mirrors: Beijing battles to control smog message

FILE PHOTO: An Air China passenger aircraft flies amid heavy smog over the suburb of BeijingBy David Stanway and Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - In its 'war' on hazardous air pollution, China's government has a dilemma: it needs to be open about air quality data to hold polluters to account, but worries that too much bad news from alternative, independent sources could stoke public unrest. Beijing has greatly improved how it collects data, made more of it available to the public and cracked down on misreporting, but it's concerned about the spread of unauthorized or inaccurate data from popular mobile apps and handheld detectors. The conflicting approach reflects a broader debate about China's appetite for political reform.


Cluster of rat-related disease discovered in Bronx section of New York, 1 dead

Cluster of rat-related disease discovered in Bronx section of New York, 1 deadA rare bacterial outbreak in New York City linked to rats has infected three people, one of whom died, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Three people in one city block in the Bronx were diagnosed with leptospirosis within the last two months, after they had become severely ill, the department reported yesterday. "The Health Department has identified a cluster of three cases of leptospirosis on one block in the Concourse area of the Bronx," officials from the New York City Health Department said in a statement yesterday.


Gene editing patent ruling sways fortune of biotech hopefuls
NEW YORK (AP) — In a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has turned back a challenge to patents covering a widely used method for editing genes.

Trump's White House budget chief pick gains key Senate backer

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testifies before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination of to be director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.U.S. President Donald Trump's choice of Representative Mick Mulvaney to become White House budget director on Wednesday appeared to pick up enough Republican votes to vault him into the job. Republican Senator Thad Cochran, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, informed his staff that he intends to support Mulvaney's confirmation, according to an aide. Earlier in the day an aide said Cochran had not yet decided whether to vote for Mulvaney.


Wide variation in willingness of ER doctors to prescribe painkillers
By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A national comparison of emergency room physicians has uncovered a broad range of prescribing patterns for painkillers, and high-volume prescribers may be encouraging long-term use of the drugs among their elderly patients. Based on medical histories of more than 377,000 Medicare recipients, researchers found that doctors considered frequent prescribers were 300 percent more likely to give out prescriptions for painkillers than low-volume physicians in the same hospital, and those heavy-prescribers were 30 percent more likely to give their patients prescriptions for longer periods. "These results suggest that an increased likelihood of receiving an opioid for even one encounter could drive clinically significant future long-term opioid use and potentially increased adverse outcomes among the elderly," the research team writes in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Survival rates for extremely preterm babies improving in U.S.
By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - The first decade of the 2000s saw a small but significant increase in the survival of extremely premature infants without early neurodevelopmental problems, according to a study of nearly 4,500 babies born at 11 U.S. medical centers. "We've seen a slight increase in the number of infants who survived without signs of impairment at 2 years of age," chief author Dr. Noelle Younge of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, told Reuters Health. Understanding the likelihood of survival and the odds for disabilities can help doctors counsel parents of extreme preemies about their child’s prognosis, the study team writes.

Trump administration ushers in changes to Obama health law

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, then-Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, now Secretary Tom Price, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration took steps Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, intended to help calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama's health law less burdensome for some people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Wednesday intended to calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama's health law less burdensome for some people.


Harvard, MIT research institute holds on to gene-editing patent rights
The Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard, will keep valuable patents on a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, a U.S. patent agency ruled on Wednesday. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board in Alexandria, Virginia, rejected a claim by a rival team, associated with the University of California at Berkeley and University of Vienna in Austria, that they invented the technology first.

Older women reduce their endometrial cancer risk with weight loss
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who intentionally lost weight over the course of three years had a much lower risk of endometrial cancer up to 11 years later compared to women whose weight didn’t change, a U.S. study finds. Overall, women who intentionally lost 5 percent or more of their body weight had 29 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer during the study period, and the effect was most pronounced for obese women, whose risk dropped by 66 percent with weight loss. “We decided to do the study because we realized that, although obesity increases the risk of endometrial cancer, research couldn’t say if intentional weight loss, especially among older persons, could reduce that risk,” lead author Juhua Luo, of the School of Public Health at Indiana University in Bloomington, told Reuters health in an email.

Trump administration proposes stricter Obamacare rules

FILE PHOTO - Applications are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Jackson MississippiBy Caroline Humer and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a key legacy of Democrat Barack Obama's presidency.


U.S. healthcare costs to escalate over next decade: government agency

A doctor holds the hand of a patient in a hospital emergency room in IllinoisThe cost of medical care in the United States is expected to grow at a faster clip over the next decade and overall health spending growth will outpace that of the gross domestic product, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday. A report by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cited the aging of the enormous baby boom generation and overall economic inflation as prime contributors to the projected increase in healthcare spending.


The Trump presidency on Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. EST
(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday: RUSSIA Senior Republicans issue their boldest challenge yet to Trump, promising to get to the bottom of the relationship between his aides and Russia, and calling for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify before Congress. The Trump administration offers the job of national security adviser to U.S. Vice Admiral Robert Harward, sources say, but it is not clear if he accepted. The Kremlin says U.S. media reports about Russian intelligence connections to Trump's presidential campaign are groundless.

US report: Trend of rising health care spending back to stay
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts say the nation's problem with rising health care spending is back and here to stay.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy grasp of autism research

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research.


 
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