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Older women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases
(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a government-backed panel of experts.
Senate leader says he's confident of deal to keep government open after Dec. 22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress would be able to reach an agreement to fund the government when the current spending bill ends on Dec. 22 and that there would be no forced government shutdown.
Hearing loss may be a risk factor for dementia
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who develop hearing loss may more likely to experience dementia and cognitive decline than their counterparts without hearing problems, a research review suggests.
Haitian women seek support for children fathered by U.N. troops in Haiti
BOGOTA, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawyers representing 10 Haitian women who say they had children with United Nations peacekeepers have filed the first legal actions in Haiti against the U.N. and individual peacekeepers for child support and paternity claims.
UPDATE 2-M&A "boom" dominates Europe share trading as oil leads gains
LONDON/MILAN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Mergers and acquisitions dominated European share trading on Tuesday, while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to five-week highs.
Jimmy Kimmel Brings Son on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' Asks Congress to Renew CHIP
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jimmy Kimmel returned to his eponymous show Monday night and brought along his infant son Billy, who had undergone heart surgery the week previous, causing the host to take time off.
"Not going to stop having sex": Trump's cuts leave US rural teens at pregnancy risk
SKOWHEGAN, Maine, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T eenage girls in rural America could be the first to see a rise in unplanned pregnancies as drastic cuts in access to health care, contraception and insurance take effect under President Donald Trump's policies, say family planning campaigners.
'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. She is also one of two front runners to be the country's next president.
Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks
Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.
Tight race as South Africa's ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president.
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