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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.
UPDATE 1-Wall St Week Ahead-International fund managers turn to financials, tech as trade worries rise
NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) - The rising tensions over global trade policy are prompting some top-performing international fund managers to look for the companies that can emerge as winners.
Teens' lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who don't get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests.
NIH to end alcohol consumption study due to concerns over funding
(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Friday it planned to end a trial testing whether moderate drinking had health benefits based on concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would undermine the study's credibility.
Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll
(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.
UPDATE 1-Trade tariffs send Britain's FTSE to fourth straight week of losses
LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - An escalating U.S.-China trade spat sent UK stocks tumbling on Friday, sinking oil and mining shares in a broad reversal across European markets.
Implantable defibrillators may cause dilemmas for older patients
(Reuters Health) - Defibrillators implanted in the body to kickstart the heart can be lifesaving for some people, but as patients age they may face difficult conversations about when to replace or deactivate the devices.
Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.
Portugal's parliament legalizes cannabis-based medicines
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to grow the drug at home.
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