Tuesday, 18/6/2019 | 11:01 UTC+0
  • Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

    KAMPALA (Reuters) – Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman and her child arrive for ebola related investigation at the health facility at the Bwera

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  • China to suspend pork import application from Canadian company Frigo Royal

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s customs said it will suspend a pork import application from Canada’s Frigo Royal Inc, the state Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. The suspension came after a customs office found ractopamine residue in pork products exported from the Canadian company. Ractopamine is a feed additive used by U.S. pork producers to

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  • Roche wins Japan approval for personalized cancer drug Rozlytrek

    FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche on Tuesday won approval in Japan for Rozlytrek as the world’s biggest maker of cancer drugs pushes ahead in personalized medicines that require a biomarker test to

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  • French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

    FILE PHOTO: The Sanofi logo at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in

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  • When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

    (Reuters Health) – Preventing falls among elderly patients who’ve just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study shows. When elderly patients are discharged, one of the major reasons they end up back in the hospital is that they’ve suffered a fall, researchers found. “Hospitals spend a lot

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  • Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

    (Reuters Health) – A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents – and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows. Lyrica (pregabalin) and the older drug gabapentin, collectively known as

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  • Genetics research gets help from social media

    (Reuters Health) – Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to build a genetic database, according to a new report. The “Genes for Good” project, which turned to Facebook to recruit people to fill out surveys and send in saliva samples for DNA analysis, has thus far collected data from more than 27,000 volunteers.

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