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09 Oct 2015 08:55

Bid to repeal California school vaccination law falls short

A plan to ask voters to repeal a new California law tightening vaccination requirements for school-age children has fallen short of signatures needed to put the referendum on the ballot, state data showed on Thursday.

  • 09 Oct 2015 07:05

    Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China: Study

    One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion of them succeed in quitting smoking, researchers said on Friday.

  • 09 Oct 2015 05:35

    Experts caution on study citing method to predict sexual orientation

    U.S. researchers on Thursday said they had found a way to predict male sexual orientation based on molecular markers that control DNA function, but genetics experts warned that the research has important limitations and will not provide definitive answers to a potential biological basis for sexual preference.

  • 09 Oct 2015 04:32

    New York City to offer low-cost healthcare to uninsured immigrants

    New York will become one of the first major U.S. cities to expand low-cost healthcare to uninsured immigrants regardless of their legal status under a pilot program to launch next spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.

  • 09 Oct 2015 04:05

    US court says yoga sequence cannot be copyrighted

    A U.S. appeals court ruled against a celebrity yogi on Thursday, finding that he is not entitled to copyright protection for a sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises that he developed.

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