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Former CEO of BRF arrested in Brazil food safety probe: police

March 5, 2018 - 11:50am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Federal police said on Monday they arrested the former chief executive of Brazilian food processor BRF SA on charges that he and other executives were aware the company committed fraud in trying to evade food safety checks.
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Britain's health service 'not for sale' in U.S. trade talks: PM May

March 5, 2018 - 11:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Britain's National Health Service was "not for sale" in any future trade deal with the United States after Brexit.
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Dermira to abandon acne drug, shares crater

March 5, 2018 - 10:49am
(Reuters) - Dermira Inc will discontinue development of its acne drug after the treatment failed to meet the main goals of two late-stage studies, the company said on Monday.
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Clearside Biomedical's eye treatment succeeds study, shares surge

March 5, 2018 - 8:04am
(Reuters) - Drug developer Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday its treatment helped improve vision in patients with fluid buildup in the eye in a late-stage study, sending its shares surging 54.1 percent in premarket trading.
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Brazil police announce new phase in 'Weak Flesh' food fraud investigation

March 5, 2018 - 7:07am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Monday announced a new phase in an investigation dubbed “Weak Flesh” targeting a business group accused of acting fraudulently to evade food security checks.
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South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare

March 5, 2018 - 6:54am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in South Africa's biggest consumer foods producer Tiger Brands and RCL Foods fell on Monday after the government linked a deadly listeria outbreak to cold meat products known as "polony" made by Tiger unit Enterprise Food.
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Bulgaria reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu

March 5, 2018 - 5:45am
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on Monday.
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Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games

March 5, 2018 - 4:05am
(Reuters) - A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting.
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Santhera's Raxone shows no efficacy benefit in MS study

March 5, 2018 - 3:47am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Santhera Pharmaceuticals said on Monday a study of its medicine Raxone in primary progressive multiple sclerosis showed no difference between the treatment and placebo groups in disease progression, another setback for the Swiss drug company.
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South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

March 4, 2018 - 11:35am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.
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Israel's Medivie signs $110 million medical cannabis export deal

March 4, 2018 - 6:08am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Medivie Therapeutic said on Sunday it signed a $110 million deal to grow and export medical cannabis to an international financial investor over a four year period.
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Three Australians die, more sick in listeria outbreak tied to melons

March 2, 2018 - 9:11pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three people have died and 12 others have fallen ill in a national listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons, and more cases are expected, Australian health authorities said.
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Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

March 2, 2018 - 7:45pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.
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Youngest kids most vulnerable to dog bites

March 2, 2018 - 4:20pm
(Reuters Health) - Infants and toddlers up to 2 years old make up a large proportion of kids in the U.S. who are treated at trauma centers for dog bites each year, according to a recent study.
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Recent return from deployment tied to preterm births for military women

March 2, 2018 - 3:05pm
(Reuters Health) - Military women who give birth within six months of returning from deployment are twice as likely to have premature babies compared to other soldiers, a U.S. study suggests.
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More evidence weight loss surgery can improve diabetes symptoms

March 2, 2018 - 2:49pm
(Reuters Health) - Obese people who get bariatric surgery are less likely to require medication to control diabetes symptoms afterward, compared to those who don’t get operations to lose weight, a French study suggests.
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Horseback riding may relieve combat vets’ PTSD symptoms

March 2, 2018 - 12:10pm
(Reuters Health) - Therapeutic horseback riding may ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, a new study finds.
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Almost any amount of exercise may help older men win longevity race

March 2, 2018 - 11:32am
(Reuters Health) - Older men may face a premature death if they spend most of the day sitting around, but it doesn’t require a huge amount of exercise to increase their chances of living longer, a study in the UK suggests.
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Firearm-related injuries drop during NRA conventions

March 2, 2018 - 11:24am
(Reuters Health) - Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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HIV patients with depression face serious risks

March 2, 2018 - 11:21am
(Reuters Health) - The proportion of time patients with HIV spend depressed is directly related to their likelihood of missing doctor appointments, how well their infection is suppressed and their risk of death from any cause, according to a multi-site U. S. study.
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