Monday, 16/9/2019 | 3:18 UTC+0
  • Indonesia finance minister defends plan to raise cigarette prices

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s finance minister defended on Monday a plan to raise cigarette prices by more than a third from next year to reduce smoking rates, after some in the tobacco industry said it would encourage illegal manufacturing and threaten jobs. Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN

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  • Three dead, hundreds ill in Spain listeria outbreak: WHO

    LONDON (Reuters) – Three people have died and at least 222 have been infected in Spain’s largest ever outbreak of listeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The outbreak, linked to a packaged pork producer in the south of the country, is mainly affecting women and people over 65, the WHO said. Most

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  • Tanzania’s Zanzibar begins to register traditional healers

    ZANZIBAR CITY, Tanzania (Reuters) – Zanzibar’s traditional healers with their toolkits of herbs, holy scriptures and massages are being registered by authorities keen to regulate the practitioners who treat everything from depression to hernias. Infant Ahee Bom lays on a cushion in the hallway of his home in Zanzibar City, Tanzania, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Nicky

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  • New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

    FILE PHOTO – A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly

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  • Japan culls 753 hogs to contain swine fever outbreak

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese officials have culled 753 pigs in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo after detecting an outbreak of swine fever, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Sunday. The cull, which took place on Saturday, was necessary after it was determined that pigs raised in the prefecture for shipment to central Japan were infected, the

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  • Five confirmed cholera deaths in Sudan since August 28

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) – There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan’s Blue Nile state since Aug. 28, the health ministry said in a statement. The ministry reported 67 cases of cholera since that date, with 18 of them still receiving treatment in isolation rooms, it added in the statement late Friday. On Wednesday,

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  • E-scooter injuries rising, often involve drugs or alcohol

    (Reuters Health) – As the popularity of electric scooters increases, so do injuries sending users to the hospital, a U.S. study suggests. Those injured riders are most often young men, without helmets, drunk or stoned, researchers found. The analysis was done at three southern California trauma centers. The authors found that since introduction of the

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  • WHO investigating death in Tanzania due to unknown illness

    NAIROBI (Reuters) – A woman whose death in Tanzania is being investigated by the World Health Organization probably did not have Ebola, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. There is increased vigilance across the region because of an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, and

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