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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial's principal funder said on Tuesday.

(Reuters Health) - In younger women with breast cancer, having a family history of the disease may not worsen their survival odds, a new study suggests.

PARIS (Reuters) - An epidemic of bird flu that has devastated U.S. poultry flocks this year is likely to be under control within a few months as the United States steps up measures to contain the virus and the summer weather weakens it, senior officials said on Tuesday.

(Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed.

(Reuters Health) - For elderly people, just a couple of alcoholic drinks a day can have adverse effects on heart function, a new study suggests.

(Reuters Health) - Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study.

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients under age 65 are much more likely than older people to explore alternative and complementary medicine for easing their symptoms and side effects of treatment, a new study suggests.

(Reuters Health) - - Racial minorities may be more likely to forego colon cancer screening than whites because their healthcare providers don’t recommend the potentially life-saving tests, a new study in California suggests.

(Reuters Health) - For both men and women, caring for a sick or disabled spouse or child is more stressful than caring for a parent, according to a new study from Canada.

(Reuters Health) - While sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is extremely rare, babies who live at high altitudes may be more susceptible to it, a study from Colorado suggests.

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