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U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spreads to Ohio, Alaska
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases this year to 1,148 in the country's worst outbreak in a quarter century, federal health officials said on Monday.
Zimbabwean vice president in China to receive treatment for unknown illness
HARARE, July 22 (Reuters) - Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China for medical treatment, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, but gave no details of the health problems that have kept Chiwenga away from work for more than two months. The 62-year-old former general led a coup against Robert Mugabe in 2017 and was subsequently appointed one of the two deputies to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He retained that position after last year's election.
Bayer could benefit from home advantage in St. Louis Roundup cancer trial: experts
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Bayer AG
, facing an upcoming trial in St. Louis over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, has recruited Missouri-based expert witnesses to make its case in a place where it has century-old roots but where juries often hit companies with huge damages.
Philips sales spurred by rising Chinese healthcare spending
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Rising healthcare spending by the Chinese government helped Dutch health technology company Philips
post better-than-expected sales growth for the second quarter, putting its shares among the top performers in Europe on Monday.
Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand's new government, according to a document released before the formal announcement.
FEATURE-Grey fingers: Ageing Singapore uses gardening to fight loneliness
SINGAPORE, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since her mother died last year, 74-year-old Lim Yeo Hong has been living alone in a flat on the outskirts of Singapore, scavenging for cardboard scraps which she sells for a living.
Two severely-disabled candidates win seats in Japan upper house vote
TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Two wheelchair-bound candidates won seats in Japan's upper house vote on Sunday, media projections showed, a sign of changing attitudes towards disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadow.
Trump administration pauses new rule limiting abortion referrals: report
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will pause its enforcement of a new rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, the Washington Post reported late on Saturday.
Gaddafi's prime minister to be released for medical care abroad
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The man who served as Libya's prime minister for the final five years of dictator Muammar Gaddafiâs rule will be released on Saturday to receive medical treatment abroad, Libyaâs justice ministry said in a statement.
African swine fever hits pig farm in northeast Bulgaria
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria reported on Saturday an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Balkan country.
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