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Russia Says Horse Meat Found in Pork Mince at French Hypermarket Auchan

Russia's food safety regulator said Tuesday that it had discovered horse, chicken and cow meat in a sample of pork mince sold at the popular French hypermarket chain Auchan.

Testing showed in addition to pork meat "horse DNA, chicken DNA and cattle DNA", the food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement on its website.

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Gene Identified as Critical to Low-Oxygen Tolerance

Researchers have identified a gene that helps people tolerate low-oxygen conditions, according to a study published Monday, opening the way for new treatments for heart failure and related conditions.

"This is the first demonstration that a gene involved in high altitude adaptation is critical in protecting cardiac function in moderate to severe hypoxia at sea level," said lead author Gabriel Haddad, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego.

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Secret Video, Outrage, and a Revived U.S. Abortion Debate

Anti-abortion activists' secret footage of officials from the largest U.S. family planning organization discussing use of fetal tissue for research has appalled conservatives, sparking fresh assaults against an iconic organization over abortion rights.

"A lot of people want intact hearts these days," says Dr. Deborah Nucatola, director of medical services of women's health organization Planned Parenthood, in a surreptitiously-filmed video in which she discusses the scientific demand for fetal tissue and the best abortion techniques for preserving vital organs.

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Study: Kids' Picky Eating Can Have Depression, Anxiety Links

Picky eating among children may not be just a passing phase but could flag potential concerns such as depression and anxiety, a study released Monday found.

According to the Duke Medicine report in the journal Pediatrics, more than 20 percent of children aged 2-6 are picky eaters. 

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S. Korea President Replaces Health Minister after MERS Outbreak

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday replaced her health minister, who was widely blamed for the government's poor response to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people.

Moon Hyong-Pyo, who had offered to step down after apologising for the public anxiety caused by the biggest MERS outbreak outside Saudi Arabia, was replaced by Chung Chin-Youb, a Seoul National University hospital professor, the president's office said.

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Most Picky Eating Harmless but It Can Signal Emotional Woes

Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.

Preschool-aged children who are extremely selective about what they eat and dislike even being near certain foods are more likely than others to have underlying anxiety or depression, the study found. But only 3 percent of young children studied were that picky.

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Woman Gets Probation in Boyfriend's Death by Neglect

A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites.

Multiple media outlets report Crystal Perdue, Rock Hill, pleaded guilty Friday to neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death.

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White House Threatens to Veto Anti-abortion Budget

The White House on Friday threatened to veto any Republican budget plan that strips funding from abortion provider Planned Parenthood, deepening an election-tinged political culture war.

Spokesman Josh Earnest vowed any "ideologically driven" fiscal plan that defunds the women's health organization is "certainly something that would draw a presidential veto."

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DiaLeb's First diabetes Summer Camp

On Sunday July 12, 2015 DiaLeb organized the “First Summer Camp for Type 1 Diabetes -Adults” at the Barouk Cedars-Chouf.

During the hiking at the reserve, many educational sessions were offered by professionals: A yoga session (fitness expert Pearl Maalouf), a workout session (fitness expert Robert maalouf), a session about the advances in the treatment of type 1 diabetes (endocrinologist Dr. Maya Barake), and workout nutrition tips (dietitian Christelle Awkar) .The sponsor of the event was Bayer Contour TS.

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Trial Results: Vaccine Offers 100% Ebola Protection

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

The world is "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine among people living in a high-danger zone.

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