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U.S. senators seek ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos12:02pm EDT

NEW YORK A group of Democratic senators hopes to ban a pesticide the U.S. government has greenlighted for use, according to a bill unveiled on Tuesday in a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump's push to loosen environmental regulations.

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Cancer patients in chemo ward may influence each other's survival

(Reuters Health) - Who a cancer patient spends time with in the chemotherapy ward may have a small but significant effect on their likelihood of surviving the disease, suggests a small study in the UK.

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Stroke survivors without complications still face ongoing risks

(Reuters Health) - Even stroke survivors who don’t experience any immediate complications are still more likely to die or have a heart attack than people who never had a stroke, a recent Canadian study suggests.

3:58pm EDT

Myanmar reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on poultry farm: OIE

PARIS Myanmar has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a farm in the southern Tanintharyi Region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from Myanmar's livestock ministry.

Myanmar6:03am EDT

Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000

GENEVA Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization data analyzed by Reuters.

World, Yemen6:32am EDT

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