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Trump pushes drug-dealer death penalty as opioid crisis response

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:56:26 -0400

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, targeting the U.S. opioid epidemic, called again on Monday for the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that so far has gained little support in Congress, amid criticism from some drug abuse and criminal justice experts.(image)

U.S. top court mulls free speech fight over 'crisis pregnancy centers'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:28:20 -0400

(Reuters) - The Pregnancy Care Clinic in the Southern California city of El Cajon offers a host of services for pregnant women including ultrasound exams, prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. There is one major exception: abortion.(image)

Venezuelan health system decays further, opposition-led survey says

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:56:50 -0400

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's health system is sinking into further disarray, a survey led by the opposition-dominated Congress showed on Monday, with most hospitals plagued by water outages, unable to feed patients and lacking even basic devices like catheters.(image)

South Africa's Tiger Brands closes Pretoria plant after listeria found

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:11:02 -0400

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria where listeria was detected as South Africa faces the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 180 people since January 2017.(image)

Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years: survey

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:29:13 -0400

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday.(image)

Spices might get teens to like vegetables

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:18:37 -0400

(Reuters Health) - A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests.(image)

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:12:27 -0400

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.(image)

Slightly elevated blood sugar tied to heart and kidney problems

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:03:31 -0400

(Reuters Health) - People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests.(image)

Green Crack, Blue Dream, Gorilla Glue: The problem of pricing pot

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:09:32 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In 2014, as Jonathan Rubin and Ian Laird considered investing in the booming U.S. cannabis industry, they hit a problem: How to value pot start-ups with little verified data on the price of the weed itself?(image)

Exercise improves asthma in obese adults

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:30:35 -0400

Reuters Health - Exercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found.(image)