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  • China plans subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock: agriculture ministry

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China is urging rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as the worst disease outbreak in years threatens to slash pork supplies. The agriculture ministry outlined measures on Friday to ensure a quick return to stable pig production, including subsidies for

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  • China birth rates fall in several regions in 2018: China Daily

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s birth rate in several regions, including the capital Beijing, fell again in 2018, the official China Daily said on Friday, despite government efforts to encourage couples to have more children. FILE PHOTO: A view of the city skyline from the Shanghai Financial Center building, October 25, 2011. The world’s population will

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  • China plans pig farm subsidies amid disease outbreak: ag ministry

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry said in a document released on Friday it is studying a temporary subsidy policy for breeding farms and large-scale farms designed at stabilizing hog production capacity in the wake of a major disease epidemic. The world’s top pork producer has reported more than 100 outbreaks of African swine fever

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  • FDA says cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in some Medtronic devices

    FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is shown in Silver Spring, Maryland, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said cybersecurity vulnerabilities were identified in Medtronic Plc’s implantable cardiac devices, clinic programmers, and home monitors. But, the FDA

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  • China regions see birthrates decline in 2018: China Daily

    FILE PHOTO: A view of the city skyline from the Shanghai Financial Center building, October 25, 2011. The world’s population will reach seven billion on October 31, 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. REUTERS/Carlos Barria SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Several Chinese regions, including the capital Beijing, saw birthrates decline again in 2018, the official

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  • J&J to record $700 million charge related to abandoned drug program

    FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Thursday said it will record a nearly $ 700 million impairment charge in the first quarter of 2019 related to the abandoned development of its experimental antiviral drug, AL-8176. The

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  • Long-term hormone use after menopause tied to Alzheimer's risk

    (Reuters Health) – Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a large Finnish study suggests. Many women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms since 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in

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  • Phone app may help conquer fear of heights

    (Reuters Health) – People who are terrified of heights may be able to conquer their phobia using a virtual reality app and an inexpensive set of cardboard VR googles, a Dutch study suggests. Study volunteers using the self-guided cognitive behavioral therapy app had improvements comparable to what patients typically achieve with an actual therapist, researchers

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  • Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

    (Reuters) – Mississippi’s Republican governor signed one of America’s strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. FILE PHOTO: Phil Bryant, governor of Mississippi, speaks during an election night party for Republican U.S. Senator

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