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Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply 15 Dec 2017

CHICAGO Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.

Sleep problems tied to female infertility 12:39am GMT

(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.

Executive function declines long-term after 'transient' brain attacks 15 Dec 2017

(Reuters Health) - People who have so-called transient neurological attacks, including brief mini-strokes, may develop cognitive problems that linger for months, a recent study suggests.

Few California pharmacists prescribing birth control 15 Dec 2017

(Reuters Health) - A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds.

Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labeling rules 15 Dec 2017

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.