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Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

BAODING, China (Reuters) - When pigs on the Xinda Husbandry Co. Ltd breeding farm in northern China began dying in growing numbers in early January, it looked increasingly likely that the farm had been struck by the much feared African swine fever, an incurable disease that has spread rapidly across the country since last year. Learn More

 

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Second U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused cancer

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a $289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case. More »

 

WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research

LONDON (Reuters) - It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. More »

 

Canada to create national drug agency to help cut cost of medicines

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will create a national drug agency to help cut the cost of prescription medications as part of a plan to broaden the state-funded healthcare program, the finance ministry said in its budget on Tuesday. More »

 

San Francisco officials look to ban sale of e-cigarettes

(Reuters) - San Francisco officials on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes from companies such as Juul until a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as part of the city's efforts to tackle underage vaping. More »

 

J&J and Sientra get FDA warning letters over breast implants

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to Sientra Inc and a Johnson & Johnson unit for failing to comply with the post-approval study requirements for their breast implants. More »

 

Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby. More »

 

Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk

LONDON, (Reuters) - People who use cannabis every day run a significantly higher risk of developing the serious mental illness psychosis, especially if they use more potent forms of the drug, such as skunk, scientists said. More »

 

Younger knee replacement patients have more complications

(Reuters Health) - Total knee replacement is increasingly being performed in younger people, and new research suggests younger patients have higher complication rates. More »

 

Prescriptions for healthy food might save lives - and money

(Reuters Health) - Healthy food prescriptions written for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries might lower the risk of costly chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and at the same time lower the costs of care, a new study suggests. More »

 

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