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  • Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

    DEER PARK, Texas (Reuters) – Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the air brought their coughs, headaches and other symptoms to a mobile clinic on Friday set up by local health officials. Smoke rises from a fire burning at the Intercontinental Terminals

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  • U.S. Customs details China pork seizure; importers could pay fine

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. border agents said they have seized 1 million pounds (453,592 kg) of food products from China this month, rather than 1 million pounds of pork as they had previously announced, as they work to keep out African swine fever. The containers seized also had noodles and tea bags that were used

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  • FDA rejects Sanofi-Lexicon add-on pill for type 1 diabetes

    The logo of Sanofi is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi SA and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc intended for use with insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, the

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  • Your health app could be sharing your medical data

    (Reuters Health) – That nifty new health app you downloaded to your phone to keep track of your meds might be sharing your information with a host of unrelated companies, some of which have nothing to do with healthcare, a new study finds. When researchers ran two dozen medication apps through their paces using a

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  • Childhood anxiety tied to school absences

    (Reuters Health) – Kids with school attendance or truancy problems might be suffering from anxiety, a research review suggests. Chronic physical problems like asthma and diabetes have long been linked to an increased risk of school absences, poor grades and test scores, and lower odds of obtaining a college degree or a high-paying job. The

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  • Middle-school screening uncovers diabetes, high cholesterol

    (Reuters Health – In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and two kids were found to have undiagnosed diabetes. Guidelines recommend that kids be screened at around age 10 for heart disease risk

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  • Tyson recalls tons of chicken strips for possible metal contamination

    (Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc is recalling about 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said late on Thursday. The department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said bit.ly/2UPFfIC it had received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in Tyson’s chicken strip products and that

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  • China urges subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China has urged rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as fears grow about the impact of a severe disease outbreak on pork supplies. FILE PHOTO: A pig is seen on a farm at a village in Changtu county, Liaoning province,

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  • UPS eyes in-home health services with U.S. vaccine project

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United Parcel Service Inc wants to get beyond U.S. doorsteps with a new push into healthcare. Chris Cassidy, who leads United Parcel Service’s (UPS) global healthcare logistics strategy, is seen at the package delivery firm’s Worldport sorting facility in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., February 5, 2019. Picture taken February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein

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