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Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough: study

London's low emission traffic zone has modestly reduced residents' exposure to diesel engine pollution, but the better air quality has not brought improved lung health among the capital's children, research found on Wednesday.
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Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough: study

London's low emission traffic zone has modestly reduced residents' exposure to diesel engine pollution, but the better air quality has not brought improved lung health among the capital's children, research found on Wednesday.
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Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

(Reuters Health) - Infants who don't sleep through the night don't seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests.
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Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in poor conditions

(Reuters Health) - Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does.
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Nitroglycerin patches may help ease tendon pain

(Reuters Health) - Patches containing nitroglycerin may help patients with common injuries to tendons, a research review suggests.
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Jury clears J&J of liability in California talc cancer case

A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said.
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Pfizer loses drug patent fight in UK top court, may face claims

Pfizer lost the final round in a lengthy patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica, exposing the company to possible financial claims.
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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of Thai massage?

Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here.
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Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot wounds

(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers told the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando, Florida.
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Medical News Today: What is a lumbar MRI scan?

Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here.