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Iran's Rouhani urges France to remain "realistic, impartial" in Middle East

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 1:48pm

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - France can play a productive role in the Middle East by taking a "realistic and impartial approach", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in a phone call on Tuesday, according to Iranian state media. Tensions between Iran and France increased last week after Macron said that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region and should clarify its ballistic missile program.

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Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $504 billion in 2015: White House

Reuters Health News - November 21, 2017 - 1:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday.
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Sarah Silverman Says She 'Fell In Love' With Trump Voters While Traveling

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 1:39pm

Sarah Silverman has some things to say about Trump voters she’s encountered while traveling for work ― and they’re all positive!

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Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

Reuters Health News - November 21, 2017 - 1:28pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.
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Johnson & Johnson drug succeeds in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients: study

Reuters Health News - November 21, 2017 - 12:55pm
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Darzalex when added to a standard therapy regimen reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50 percent compared with standard therapy alone in patients not previously treated for the blood cancer, according to data released on Tuesday.
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U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:48pm

The Pentagon revealed it found additional human remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.

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Apologizing For Predatory Behavior Requires More Than Saying 'I'm Sorry'

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:44pm

In 2011, Angie’s* male colleague at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History brought her into an isolated hallway and grabbed her butt without her consent.

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CBS, PBS Cut Ties With Charlie Rose Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:37pm

CBS has fired “This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose amid allegations he sexually harassed and groped multiple women.

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US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:35pm

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.

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Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

Reuters Health News - November 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests.
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102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:26pm

A 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.

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After Mugabe: the oldest world leaders

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:12pm

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, 93, was until his resignation on Tuesday the oldest serving head of state in the world. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who at 91 has been on the throne for a record 65 years, on Tuesday became the world's oldest leader. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, 90, became his country's first democratically elected head of state in late 2014, four years after the revolution which unleashed the Arab Spring.

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Megyn Kelly: It's Time To 'Get Comfortable' Holding Powerful Men Accountable

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:09pm

Megyn Kelly says women everywhere are in the middle of an “empowerment revolution” and there’s only one way forward: Keep speaking out.

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Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 12:07pm

Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The ambush drew attention to the little-known U.S. military presence in Niger, and it came under further scrutiny when President Donald Trump’s handling of condolence messages to the families of the dead U.S. soldiers was criticized by lawmakers in Washington. Investigators found the remains on Nov. 12 and military medical examiners have verified that the remains were Johnson's, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

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Lebanon army chief warns of Israel threat amid political crisis

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 11:49am

Lebanon's army chief told his soldiers on Tuesday to be extra vigilant to prevent unrest during political turmoil after the prime minister quit, and accused Israel of "aggressive" intentions at the southern frontier. Troops should be ready to "thwart any attempt to exploit the current circumstances for stirring strife," the army's Twitter account quoted General Joseph Aoun as saying ahead of Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday. "The exceptional political situation that Lebanon is going through requires you to exercise the highest levels of awareness." Aoun called on troops to "assume full readiness at the southern border to face the threats of the Israeli enemy, its violations, and the aggressive intentions it is indicating towards Lebanon." A senior Israeli official dismissed the warnings of border aggression as "nonsense".

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Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize Luhansk

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 11:31am

Armed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials.  The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor Kornet the night before. Luhansk state television showed masked men with assault rifles and heavy machine guns blocking the entrances of administrative buildings and streets in the centre of Luhansk on Tuesday, reportedly on the orders of the interior ministry. One of them wore the blue uniform the interior ministry's Berkut unit, a police force specialising in putting down riots. The armed men had ignored Plotnitsky's command to leave, Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported. A video on Tuesday evening showed what appeared to be dozens of military vehicles entering Luhansk from the direction of the neighbouring Donetsk separatist republic, although a Donetsk official denied it was intervening. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, salutes during Victory Day military parade. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters In a video on Tuesday Kornet said he wanted to “dispel rumours” of his dismissal and said his forces had captured Ukrainian saboteurs who were attempting terrorist attacks in the republic. He also claimed that Plotnitsky's chief of staff and the head of the security service had been implicated in a coup attempt last year and arrested on Plotnitsky's orders, along with the general director of the state television company. But Plotnitsky later said in a statement on his website that Kornet had indeed been fired and the actions of interior ministry forces “crossed all acceptable lines”. He said the “attempts of certain people to remain in power” were futile and “will be completely neutralised in the near future”. The outcome of the power struggle remained unclear on Tuesday. Novaya Gazeta reported that the republic's state security ministry, military headquarters and people's militia were “not participating in the conflict between Plotnitsky and Kornet”.  Interior minister Igor Kornet visits a penal colony near Luhansk in 2016. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters Separatists seized control of much of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in April 2014 following the establishment of a pro-Western government in Kiev and Russia's annexation of Crimea. The ensuing conflict between the rebels, who have received military assistance from neighbouring Russia, and government forces has claimed more than 10,000 lives.  A ceasefire agreed in Minsk in 2015 has been regularly violated, and a Ukrainian soldier died in a mortar strike on Monday. Several top separatist commanders have been assassinated since the start of the conflict.    

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10 Ways To Know You're Having A Southern Thanksgiving

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 11:12am

Every family has its own Thanksgiving traditions, including special dishes, table decor and group activities.

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Resigns

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 11:08am

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian president, agreed to step down on Tuesday, according to the speaker of parliament.

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Brielmaier lawn mowers are changing the landscaping game

Pharma news - November 21, 2017 - 11:00am

These lawn mowers are able to cut grass on hills and mountains

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Under pressure in diabetes, Novo Nordisk steps up focus on obesity drugs

Reuters Health News - November 21, 2017 - 10:50am
MÅLØV, Denmark (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is stepping up its efforts to treat obesity, seeking to tap into a potentially huge market as prices for its established diabetes drugs come under pressure, particularly in the United States.
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