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U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit

(Reuters) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc of forcing pregnant workers at a Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and denying their requests to take on easier duties. Learn More


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Hurricane power outages may increase risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

(Reuters Health) - Homeowners in North Carolina and South Carolina who lost electricity in the wake of Hurricane Florence need to realize that backup generators and other temporary power sources can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, scientists warn. More »


Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs

(Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates. More »


Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests. More »


'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still damage lungs

(Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette may lead to just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests. More »


UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

ZURICH (Reuters) - Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled. More »


Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in Congo said on Friday. More »


Lilly migraine drug wins European panel thumbs-up

(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended the approval of U.S. pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly's migraine treatment, bringing the drug one step closer to being sold in the European Union. More »


Bayer hemophilia treatment wins thumbs-up from EU panel

(Reuters) - Bayer AG's long-acting treatment for hemophilia A has won a recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder in which blood does not clot easily. More »


Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO

(Reuters) - More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. More »


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