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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF
ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Smog in the Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.
UPDATE 1-U.N. Security Council to vote on Friday on demand for Syria truce
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, but it was not immediately clear if the text had won the support of Syrian ally Russia.
Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients
(Reuters Health) - An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.
Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
UPDATE 2-Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting
Feb 22 (Reuters) - Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned lawmakers that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.
UPDATE 3-Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Thursday that he went into hospital in the United States for medical checks, saying in a television interview that the results were "positive."
Soccer is basically medicine, some researchers argue
(Reuters Health) - Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.
Palestinian President Abbas leaves U.S. hospital and is fine, official says
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has left hospital after routine checks in the United States and is fine, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday.
Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution
AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations.
Blacks in U.S. lose quality of life due to fewer knee replacements
(Reuters Health) - Black people with knee osteoarthritis may have a worse quality of life than white patients in part because they’re less likely to be offered knee replacement surgery or to get the procedure when it’s recommended, a U.S. study suggests.
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