Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A baby vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) is seen in a bicycle basket in Zanzibar

Monkey Business: Hungry ‘Vermin’ Steal Food from Ugandan Farmers

By Fredrick Mugira MBARARA, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When Bwakatahwihire Buhikire moved to Nyarubungo village three decades ago, he hoped his family would be able...
Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life

Soy Baby Formula Linked to Severe Menstrual Cramps Later in Life

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new...
Many troubled by their sexual feelings, urges

Many Troubled by Their Sexual Feelings, Urges

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  The number of people in the U.S. who have difficulty controlling sexual feelings and urges may be greater than realized, researchers...
High blood pressure before age 40 tied to earlier strokes, heart disease

High Blood Pressure before Age 40 Tied to Earlier Strokes, Heart Disease

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  People who develop high blood pressure before age 40 have a higher risk of heart disease and strokes in middle age,...
Empty condom wrapper lies on the street in Havana

20 Mln Girls in Developing World Lack Access to Contraception

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Six million unwanted pregnancies and two million unsafe abortions could be avoided each year by helping teenage girls in...
A woman smokes a Juul e-cigarette in New York

U.S. to Restrict E-Cigarette Flavors to Fight Teenage Vaping ‘Epidemic’

By Chris Kirkham LOS ANGELES (Reuters)  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavored...
Grapes are packed into a tractor as the mist rises at Chapel Down Winery's Kit's Coty vineyard in Aylesford

Climate Change Promises Champagne Lifestyle for UK Growers

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Could rain-sodden Britain become the hot new wine producer? After a record-breaking heatwave over the British summer, this once unlikely...
A man wearing a sleeveless shirt with the Superman logo walks along a street in Beirut, Lebanon

‘I Had Suicidal Thoughts’: Gay Lebanese Speak Out against Conversion Therapy

By Heba Kanso BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Doctors in Lebanon warned about the dangers of gay conversion therapy on Thursday, saying homosexuality is not a disease...
Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk in some

Small-Particle Air Pollution May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Some

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  In people who already have a genetic vulnerability, small-particle air pollution known as black carbon may raise the risk of developing...