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California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

Reuters Health News - 6 hours 27 min ago
(Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.
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Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Reuters Health News - 6 hours 37 min ago
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.
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Police Close Case of Teen Who Died in Freezer, Release Timeline of Events

Pharma news - 7 hours 34 min ago

Police previously said the teen died of hypothermia.


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Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Reuters Health News - 11 hours 57 min ago
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.
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Kit Harington Read The Final 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts And Couldn't Help Crying

Pharma news - 12 hours 10 min ago

Kit Harington knows everything about the final season of “Game of Thrones.”


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Soda tax supporters try to pivot from Chicago setback

Pharma news - 17 hours 7 min ago

US public health advocates are hoping to pivot after a major setback in Chicago, where local lawmakers repealed a soda tax after only two months following fierce industry-backed lobbying. On October 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which includes Chicago, nullified the penny-an-ounce levy, which was seen as a means to discourage consumption of sugary drinks that can lead to obesity, diabetes and other ills. "It's a setback," said Jim O'Hara, director of health promotion policy at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.


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These Are The Three Richard Spencer Fans Arrested For Attempted Homicide In Gainesville

Pharma news - 20 hours 50 min ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town.


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The U.S. Army Has a Deadly New Sniper Rifle

Pharma news - 21 hours 17 min ago

Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle this week. Despite a brief period of ambiguity wrought by budget-jousting among lawmakers in Congress, the Army’s new and improved sniper rifle is alive and well. Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle, selected for the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program on the floor of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference and exposition in Washington this week, a first up-close-and-personal look at the lightweight rifle.


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Missing California Hikers Found In Embrace After Apparent Killing-Suicide

Pharma news - 21 hours 41 min ago

A young California couple who vanished during a hiking trip in the desert almost three months ago died in a murder-suicide near a trail, investigators said Friday.


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The Most Common Financial Mistakes To Avoid

Pharma news - 22 hours 7 min ago

Whether you’re living paycheck to paycheck or managing a healthy nest egg, there are certain classic money blunders you’ll want to avoid.


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Stop Criticizing Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin Says So.

Pharma news - 22 hours 18 min ago

If you want to be a good American, listen to Vladimir Putin and stop criticizing Donald Trump.


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Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

Reuters Health News - 22 hours 47 min ago
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.
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7 Misleading Things EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Said In His Interview With Time

Pharma news - October 20, 2017 - 6:31pm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tense look broke into a toothy grin at the end of a 22-minute interview with Time Magazine when the reporter called his response to a question “good, but lawyerly.”


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Betty Price Wonders If People With HIV Should Be Quarantined

Pharma news - October 20, 2017 - 6:04pm

WASHINGTON — Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R) — the wife of Tom Price, who resigned last month as President Donald Trump’s health secretary amid investigations into his frequent use of private planes — wonders if isolating people with HIV would help stop the disease’s spread.


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GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

Reuters Health News - October 20, 2017 - 5:54pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to recommend its approval, the company announced on Friday.
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Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

Pharma news - October 20, 2017 - 5:39pm

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.


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Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple

Pharma news - October 20, 2017 - 5:17pm

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a murder-suicide, Southern California authorities said Friday.


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White House: It's 'Highly Inappropriate' For Journalists To Criticize A General

Pharma news - October 20, 2017 - 4:53pm

WASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that it would be “highly inappropriate” for them to question chief of staff John Kelly because he served in the military as a general.


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DBV Technologies peanut allergy drug fails key study

Reuters Health News - October 20, 2017 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - DBV Technologies SA said on Friday its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down.
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Clashes as Iraq army takes last Kurd-held area of Kirkuk province

Pharma news - October 20, 2017 - 4:26pm

Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters Friday as the central government said it had wrested back control of the last area of disputed Kirkuk province in the latest stage of a sweeping operation after a controversial independence vote. Iraq's Joint Operations Command said police, counter-terrorism units and allied militias seized the Altun Kupri region, extending the central government's territory to within 50 kilometres (30 miles) of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region.


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