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  • Roche taps Lilly executive Garraway as chief medical officer

    FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside the Shanghai Roche Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. headquarters in Shanghai May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding on Monday named Eli Lilly executive Levi Garraway to succeed Sandra Horning as chief medical officer and head of global product development.

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  • Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women

    (Reuters Health) – Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention. The study in JAMA Pediatrics looked

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  • U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week

    (Reuters) – The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there had been a 1.8%

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  • UK’s Johnson slams ‘mumbo-jumbo’ about vaccines after measles rates rise

    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with patient Logan Rock, 1, during his visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Britain, August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool TRURO, England (Reuters) – Britons should get vaccinated against measles and ignore online “mumbo-jumbo” about dangers of the jabs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday after a

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  • Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

    FILE PHOTO: A health worker injects a man with Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous

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  • Ebola spreads 200 km west to remote, militia-run Congo town

    FILE PHOTO: A health worker injects a man with Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled province of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with

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  • Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

    MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards”, but

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  • CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. FILE PHOTO: A man vapes outside an office block in Manchester, Britain, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo The

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  • CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

    FILE PHOTO: A man vapes outside an office block in Manchester, Britain, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working with health departments

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  • Novartis executive sold shares before drug data manipulation made public

    VIENNA (Reuters) – An unnamed Novartis executive sold 925,400 Swiss francs ($ 946,000) worth of shares less than three weeks before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced data from tests of its gene therapy Zolgensma had been manipulated. FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen at the company’s plant in the northern

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