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New York sues 3M, five others over toxic chemical contamination
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.
EPA-recommended chemicals levels in water too high: U.S. report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The risk level for exposure in water to common chemicals used in Teflon and firefighting foam should be at least seven to 10 times lower than the threshold recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a draft report released on Wednesday that the White House and EPA had tried to keep from publication.
Former Puma Biotech executive gets U.S. prison term for insider trading
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Puma Biotechnology Inc
executive was sentenced on Wednesday to 2-1/4 years in prison for trading on inside information ahead of announcements by the biopharmaceutical company about a breast cancer drug it was developing.
Even 'resolved' atrial fibrillation carries increased stroke risk
(Reuters Health) - Even when the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation goes away after treatment, patients' risk of stroke may still be higher than average, a large UK study suggests.
HIGHLIGHTS-Excerpts from Pope Francis' interview with Reuters
VATICAN CITY, June 20 (Reuters) - Pope Francis gave an exclusive interview to Reuters at his residence in the Vatican. The following is a selection of brief excerpts from the interview, which lasted two hours. Quotes on other topics can be found in our stories.
Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Well-regarded surgeon and author Atul Gawande, a critic of his industry's medical practices, will lead the new company being formed by Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co that aims to cut U.S. employee healthcare costs, the companies said on Wednesday.
More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy
(Reuters Health) - Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests.
Soccer-Morocco defend Amrabat's return from concussion
MOSCOW, June 20 (Reuters) - Morocco defended the inclusion of Nordin Amrabat against Portugal in their World Cup Group B match on Wednesday, five days after the winger suffered concussion against Iran.
Tackling North Korea's chronically poor sewage "not rocket science" - UN
GENEVA, June 20 (Reuters) - North Korea has a problem with human waste which is threatening the health of its children, according to a rare survey of family life in the reclusive country by a U.N. agency that also praised Pyongyang's "improved openness" with data.
UPDATE 2-European shares enjoy timid rebound though trade war fears linger
LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - European shares climbed on Wednesday but the modest rebound failed to erase the previous session's losses as investors' fears about an ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China lingered.
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