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Woodford-backed biotech Prothena plunges as key drug fails

Reuters Health News - April 23, 2018 - 8:59am
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Prothena, a biotech company backed by British investor Neil Woodford, plunged 70 percent on Monday after its main drug for treating a rare disease called AL amyloidosis failed in a crucial clinical trial.
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The Great Republican Tax Cut Backfire

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 8:09am

Did you have a happy Tax Day? Are you feeling grateful for the Republican tax

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U.N., EU, Russia back Iran nuclear deal as Trump meets Macron

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 7:49am

By Tom Miles and Maria Kiselyova GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. allies and rivals spoke out in support of the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, bolstering French President Emmanuel Macron's pitch to U.S. President Donald Trump that there was no "Plan B" for keeping a lid on Tehran's atomic ambitions. Macron is on something of a rescue mission for the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which Trump has vowed to scrap unless European allies strengthen it by mid-May. A nuclear non-proliferation conference in Geneva heard repeated calls for parties to the deal -- the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany -- to ensure its implementation and preservation. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action continues to be the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme and to realise the promised tangible economic benefits for the Iranian people," U.N. High representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu said.

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China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North Korea

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 7:38am

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals in critical condition. Chinese tourists make up about 80 percent of all foreign visitors to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the isolated country. Chinese diplomats visited the scene of Sunday's crash in North Hwanghae province, the foreign ministry said.

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FDA declines to approve Pfizer biosimilar of Roche's cancer drug

Reuters Health News - April 23, 2018 - 7:28am
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday U.S. regulators declined to approve the company's biosimilar of Roche's blockbuster treatment for breast cancer, Herceptin, and sought additional technical information.
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Two-year-old girl accidentally shot dead by mother in Ohio hotel, police say

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 7:11am

A US woman with a permit to carry a concealed gun accidentally shot dead her two-year-old daughter, say police. Patrol officers and paramedics arrived at the Econo Lodge in Wickliffe at around 11pm to find the toddler with a bullet wound to the chest. The young girl later died in hospital despite the efforts of patrol officers and paramedics.

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Enter The Vibrantly Revived Florida Home

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 7:00am

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Stock markets largely downbeat

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 6:13am

Stock markets mostly retreated on Monday, with weak eurozone data knocking the region's indices and the euro.

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Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 5:42am

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police on Monday released images of two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination.

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Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake Superior

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 5:39am

These stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.

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HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 5:32am

BEIJING (AP) — One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing.

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Kremlin, on possible missile delivery to Syria, says Western strike soured atmosphere

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 5:20am

The Kremlin on Monday declined to comment on media reports that Russia planned to soon supply Syria with S-300 missile systems, but said a Western missile strike on Syria had soured the atmosphere in the region. Russia's daily Kommersant newspaper, citing unnamed military sources, reported earlier on Monday that Russia might start supplying S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria in the near future.

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Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 5:19am

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday. Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born. "President Barack Obama -- we will be looking forward to hosting him as he will be addressing this esteemed Nelson Mandela annual lecture," Sello Hatang, head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said.

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Nicaraguan journalist shot dead on Facebook Live while covering protests

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 5:19am

A journalist was gunned down during a Facebook Live broadcast as he covered an anti-government protest in Nicaragua. Angel Gahona was describing damage to a cash machine at a bank in the town of Bluefields on the country's southern Caribbean coast, when a shot rang out and he fell to the ground, bleeding from the head. Another reporter in the area, Ileana Lacayo, said Mr Gahona, who worked for the Meridiano news show, died before reaching the hospital.

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A Canadian Man Accused of Murdering a Shaman Has Been Killed by Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 4:16am

Sebastian Woodroffe's body was found after a video of his lynching surfaced on social media

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Korean Air heiresses to resign as smuggle probe widens

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 3:25am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and allegations that the family engaged in smuggling.

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Royal baby name: print off the Telegraph's sweepstake and play

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 3:20am

Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour with her third baby, it might be time to organise a fun flutter with your colleagues on what the new prince or princess will be called. Parking restrictions are already in place outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in preparation for the birth which is expected this month.  Simply click on the image below to create a printable pdf file, then all you need is a pair of scissors, a pen and up to 40 willing colleagues. Royal Baby Sweepstake download The dilemma of what to call the latest addition to the royal family is something the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are no doubt wrestling with, but Mary is the public's favourite moniker. Punters have been betting that William and Kate will pick Mary if it's a girl - a name which has a long association with the British monarchy. Bookmaker William Hill has made the name their 3-1 favourite followed by Alice 6-1 and Victoria 8-1, while Coral has Mary and Alice as their joint favoured monikers at 5-1, with Victoria next with odds of 8-1. William's great-great grandmother, the wife of George V, was called Mary, a woman who the Prince of Wales still speaks of fondly, and Mary is one of the Queen's middle names. Could the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge name their third child after Queen Victoria? Credit: PA Britain has seen two Marys on the throne - Mary I, known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants, and Mary II, who ruled jointly as monarch with her Dutch husband, William III. Rupert Adams, from William Hill, said in early April more than 90 per cent of bets placed had been for female names: "The favourite is Mary but I cannot see it as it is massively over backed. Alice is good but personally I am all over Victoria - which makes good sense to me." If William and Kate have a girl they may be considering naming her Alice which was the name of the Duke of Edinburgh's mother. Royal Baby | Read more Princess Alice of Battenberg was born deaf but learned to speak and lip-read four languages, married Princess Andrew of Greece in 1903 and went on to establish an order of nuns and wore a habit to the Queen's coronation in 1953. Her grandmother was another Princess Alice - the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria - who lived in Germany after marrying Prince Louis of Hesse. Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour with third royal baby, in pictures She was said to have had a warm heart and opened hospitals, championed women's causes, founded women's guilds and patronised women's unions. She died in 1878 when she was 35. For boys names, William Hill has Albert, Arthur and Fred all at odds of 14-1, while Coral has Albert and Arthur at 12-1, and a number of names at 16-1 including Arthur, Fred and Philip.

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Protesters march in Armenia after opposition leader detained

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 2:59am

Hundreds of opposition supporters took to the streets of Armenia's capital Monday amid rising political turmoil as the whereabouts of the protest leader remained unclear a day after he was detained. On the eleventh day of the protests in the ex-Soviet country, young men in small groups briefly blocked roads and shouted slogans such as "Join us!" and "Victory" and the name of protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as drivers beeped their horns in support. Tens of thousands also rallied in the capital of Yerevan over the weekend to protest the rule of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian, the country's former president.

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New Ford Focus ST Reportedly Coming In 2019 With Bigger Engine

Pharma news - April 23, 2018 - 12:31am

The hot hatch is expected to eschew the automatic transmission to go manual-only.

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Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:32pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair.

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