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UPDATE 5-Young woman obsessed with Columbine found dead after frantic manhunt
DENVER, April 17 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Florida woman infatuated with the Columbine massacre was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Colorado on Wednesday after she touched off an extensive manhunt by making a "pilgrimage" to the state days before the 20th anniversary of the 1999 school shooting.
Wrist, upper-arm BP readings often differ considerably
(Reuters Health) - Blood pressure measured at the wrist is commonly higher than pressure measured at the upper arm, which has implications for the accuracy of devices that measure blood pressure, researchers report.
St. Jude doctors claim cure for 'bubble boy' disease
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Dozens of doctors in Appalachia charged in opioid fraud bust
(Reuters) - Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions and committing health care fraud, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
3D goggles may soon help surgeons see better
(Reuters Health) - In a first, heart surgeons in Poland used 3D goggles to help them see inside a patient's chest as they opened up a narrowed heart valve, according to a report in the European Heart Journal.
Hearing loss tied to increased risk for depression
(Reuters Health) - Older adults with hearing loss may be more likely than peers without hearing difficulty to develop symptoms of depression, a research review suggests.
Evacuation plan saved most of Notre-Dame's treasures: insurance adjuster
(Reuters) - Some 90 percent of the priceless relics and art works housed within the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral were saved from Monday's devastating fire as contingency plans to evacuate the treasures worked, a leading insurance adjuster said on Wednesday.
Evacuation plan saved most of Notre-Dame's treasures- insurance adjuster
April 17 (Reuters) - Some 90 percent of the priceless relics and art works housed within the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral were saved from Monday's devastating fire as contingency plans to evacuate the treasures worked, a leading insurance adjuster said on Wednesday.
'I wanna be dead': Teen obsessed with Columbine posted dark thoughts online
NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - The Florida teenager whose purported fascination with the 1999 Columbine school massacre sparked a massive hunt for her this week appears to have kept an online journal peppered with violent imagery and awash in despair, anger and suicidal thoughts.
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