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Afghan minister meets Taliban as country marks Eid ceasefire
KABUL, June 16 (Reuters) - Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak met Taliban fighters in the capital Kabul on Saturday as the two sides marked an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. (Reporting by Rupam Jain; Writing by Nick Macfie)
British boy hospitalized after medicinal cannabis confiscated
LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) - An epileptic boy has been hospitalized in London days after the authorities confiscated his cannabis oil medication in a case that has stirred debate about the medicinal use of the illegal drug.
Theranos founder Holmes, former president indicted for fraud
(Reuters) - Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company's former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday.
CORRECTED-More US kids unvaccinated in states that allow non-medical exemptions
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of children are missing out on recommended vaccinations in states that permit parents to skip inoculations due to their personal beliefs even when there's no medical reason kids can't be vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests.
CORRECTED-Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs
(Reuters Health) - Fear of others thinking they're promiscuous, or that they're already infected with HIV, is a barrier to many women who might benefit from pills that help prevent the infection, a U.S. study suggests.
Compound to treat Alzheimer's shows promise in mice
Researchers at The Rockefeller University in New York have made a component, RU-505, which can be used to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Roselle Chen reports.
Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogsâ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans.
Internists who maintain board certification may provide better care
(Reuters Health) - Physicians who maintain board certification by regularly passing exams on current clinical guidelines may provide higher quality care than their colleagues who don't, a U.S. study suggests.
UPDATE 1-Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
BUDAPEST, June 15 (Reuters) - Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogsâ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans.
Theranos founder Holmes, President Balwani indicted on wire fraud charges
June 15 (Reuters) - Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood testing company's former president, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in California on charges of wire fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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