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Wednesday 28th June 2017

South African culls 260,000 birds so far to contain bird flu outbreak-minister

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa has culled 260,000 birds so far to contain an H5N8 bird flu outbreak, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana told a news briefing on Thursday.

Details on surprise Novartis heart drug success due Aug 27

LONDON (Reuters) - Full details on the surprise success of a Novartis anti-inflammatory drug in cutting cardiovascular risk for heart attack survivors will be presented at a medical meeting on Aug. 27, conference organizers said on Thursday.

AstraZeneca, Chi-Med take kidney cancer drug into final testing

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca and Hutchison China MediTech said on Thursday they had initiated a global late-stage clinical trial of the experimental drug savolitinib in a relatively rare type of kidney cancer.

Ohio lawmakers vote to freeze Medicaid expansion

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature voted on Wednesday to freeze enrollment in the state's Medicaid healthcare insurance for the poor, setting the stage for a showdown with Republican Governor John Kasich, who favors expand...

China eyes healthcare payment shake-up to trim costs

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will push to diversify how it pays the healthcare costs for its nearly 1.4 billion people in a bid to stem "irrational growth" of medical costs, the finance ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantia...

Air pollution limits in U.S. inadequate to prevent deaths

(Reuters Health) - With the Trump Administration threatening to loosen air pollution controls, a new study is showing that even existing rules are causing tens of thousands of extra deaths in the United States each year.

Bulgaria to press EU over 'double standards' in food products

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has found that food products sold by multinational companies in the country contained different ingredients to identical-brand products sold in Austria and Germany, and said it would press the European Union to tackle this ...

With U.S. healthcare bill in disarray, Republicans demand revamp

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leaders faced calls from critics within the party on Wednesday for major changes, rather than mere tinkering, to a major healthcare bill if they are to salvage their effort to repeal major parts of the Obamaca...

Mental distress tied to higher odds of early death for heart patients

(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease are at risk of dying sooner when they suffer from chronic depression and anxiety, a recent study suggests.

Bullied teens report more gun access

(Reuters Health) - U.S. teens who report being bullied are three times more likely to say they have access to loaded guns than kids who weren't bullied, a new study found.

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests fell under the Affordable Care Act

(Reuters Health) - In Oregon, the rate of cardiac arrests happening outside of hospitals fell significantly after implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its expansion of health insurance coverage, researchers report.

Fewer U.S. cancer survivors breathing secondhand smoke

(Reuters Health) - Cancer survivors are less than half as likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke as they were a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests.

World Bank launches 'pandemic bond' to tackle major outbreaks

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Bank has launched a "pandemic bond" to support an emergency financing facility intended to release money quickly to fight a major health crisis like the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Vectura signs deal with Novartis for generic U.S. lung therapy

(Reuters) - Vectura Group Plc said on Wednesday it has signed an exclusive deal with Sandoz AG, a unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis, to develop a generic copy of an existing combined lung therapy for the U.S. market.

French government favors lesbian procreation help: spokesman

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government favors granting lesbian couples and single women access to medically assisted reproduction, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Trump says Senate Republicans likely to pass healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence that the Republican-led Senate would ultimately prevail in passing legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the 2010 healthcare law passed under his predecessor...

France to legislate on assisted reproduction: spokesman

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government wants to give lesbian couples and single women access to assisted reproduction, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, setting the scene for a major extension of gay rights under new President Emmanuel Macro...

Cairo airport to screen passengers from Sudan for cholera

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday.

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Illinois retailers sue Cook County to halt sugary drink tax

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of retailers Tuesday sued Cook County, Illinois, to try to block the sweetened beverage tax scheduled to go into effect in the Chicago area on Saturday, arguing it is unconstitutional and too vague for stores to implement....

Fewer admissions for heart failure, but blacks still fare worse than whites

(Reuters Health) - Between 2002 and 2013, hospital admissions for heart failure fell by nearly a third in the U.S., but blacks are still more than twice as likely as whites to be hospitalized for the condition, researchers say.

Facing revolt on healthcare bill, Senate Republicans delay vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators, according to a Senate aide, a move that averted a potentially disas...

Linde's Lincare settles U.S. whistleblower case for $20 million

(Reuters) - Linde AG's Lincare unit has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment.

Soldiers who smoke may be more likely to get hurt during training

(Reuters Health) - Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review of past research.

Can electroacupuncture decrease stress incontinence?

(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests.

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