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Antidepressants, psychotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome

(Reuters Health) – People struggling with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might feel better with antidepressants or psychotherapy, a recent study suggests. People with IBS typically suffer from chronic abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea and constipation. While some people improve with customized diets that avoid certain foods that trigger symptoms, this approach ...

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French bioethics body backs IVF for all women who want children

PARIS (Reuters) – Lesbian couples and single women who want to bear children should have access to medically assisted reproductive treatments such as in-vitro fertilization, France’s highest bioethics body said on Tuesday. The topic has stirred political debate in France, which legalized gay marriage in 2013 in the face of ...

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Special Report: Juul copycats flood e-cig market, despite FDA rule

(Reuters) – The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content. Now, a new wave of lower-priced Juul knock-offs is showing up at convenience stores, vape shops and online – despite a ...

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UnitedHealth warns hospitals about Envision ER contracts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group Inc will treat emergency room and other hospital services performed by Envision Healthcare as out-of-network claims beginning next year after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the staffing company, UnitedHealth said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Traders work at the post where UnitedHealth ...

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