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Poor health prior to combat linked to later PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after deployment is more likely to affect soldiers who have relatively poor physical or mental health before they enter combat situations, according to findings from the US military's Millennium Cohort Study. Read more

U.S. clears way to regulate greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration opened the way to regulating U.S.Read more

Mother's sun exposure may affect kids' bone growth

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who get some sun during the last trimester of pregnancy may have children with stronger bones, a new study suggests. Read more

Want to get buff, ladies? Switch contraceptives

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Young women seeking a sculpted, muscular silhouette may want to avoid taking oral contraceptives, U.S.Read more

Millions for malaria drug scheme

The UK government is donating £40m to a new global effort which aims to bring down the price of malaria drugs.

Birth collapse Pc 'natural death'

A police officer who collapsed in a hospital toilet while in labour with twins died of natural causes, a coroner rules.

Woman leaves home after years

An agoraphobic woman who was too scared to leave her home for 18 years ventures outside for the first time.

Pregnancy exercise 'helps baby'

Exercise during pregnancy can be good for the developing baby as well as for the mother, research suggests.

Five Ways to Make Your Food Help Save the Planet

(NaturalNews) Every action you take in buying foods and beverages has an ecological footprint. There is a CO2 footprint associated with every item you buy. From the transportation of the food item to the fossil fuels spent in the farming, ranching or processing of the ingredients, it all adds up to an "ecological footprint" that's invisible but very real.How big, exactly, is this ecological footprint? Astonishingly, the eco-footprint of your food is larger than the eco-footprint of the car you drive!Read more

Pediatricians Finally Admit Children Need More Vitamin D

(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled its recommended daily vitamin D intake for children and adolescents, citing concern over rising levels of rickets as well as new evidence that higher vitamin D intake may help prevent against a wide variety of diseases.Vitamin D plays a critical role in bone health. Deficiency in children can lead to the bone-softening disease rickets, which can cause permanent deformity.Read more