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Peanut butter linked to U.S. Salmonella outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests confirm that bacteria in recalled batches of contaminated peanut butter match the strain of Salmonella food poisoning that has made at least 410 people sick, health officials said on Monday. Read more

Size matters for financial trading success: study

LONDON (Reuters) - In the testosterone-fueled world of financial trading, it appears that hormones do rule and size really does matter, British researchers said on Monday. Read more

Hormone therapy linked to brain shrinkage

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of commonly prescribed forms of postmenopausal hormone therapy may slightly accelerate the loss of brain tissue in women aged 65 and older beyond what normally occurs with age, new research suggests. Read more

Young U.S. adults may underestimate heart risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young American adults who learn they have a low immediate risk of heart disease may be making a mistake if they sigh with relief and relax -- their lifetime risk could be high, doctors cautioned on Monday. Read more

Stressed men more likely to suffer stroke: study

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Japanese study conducted over 11 years has found that job stress can significantly increase the risk of stroke in men. Read more

Sleepless nights equal more colds in U.S. study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who sleep less than seven hours a night are three times as likely to catch a cold as their more well-rested friends and neighbors, U.S.Read more

Baby girl born to 'dead' mother

An ice-skating star's baby has been born two days after she collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage.

Woman keeps conjoined twins

A woman pregnant with a rare form of conjoined twins plans to press ahead with the pregnancy.