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California to list glyphosate as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

/  27.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said on Monday.

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Stripping Americans of health insurance could be deadly: study

/  27.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters Health) – – Health insurance saves lives – that’s the conclusion of a report released on Monday, just in time to weigh into the debate among Senate Republicans considering a bill that could strip millions of Americans of coverage.

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Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: CBO

/  27.06.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade under draft legislation unveiled by Senate Republicans last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

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Reports of side effects with cosmetics increasing

/  27.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters Health) – Reports of adverse events associated with cosmetics and personal care products sold in the U.S. more than doubled last year, due in large part to complaints about WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners, a new study suggests.

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Brazil inspectors say understaffing, budget cuts caused beef problems

/  26.06.2017  /  Health 

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s health inspectors union on Monday blamed understaffing and government budget cuts for sanitary problems that triggered a U.S. ban on Brazilian fresh beef imports that struck a new blow to the reputation of the country’s massive meat industry.

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Vaping teens more likely to take up regular cigarettes

/  26.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters Health) – Adolescents and young adults who try e-cigarettes are more than three times as likely to take up smoking traditional cigarettes as their peers who haven’t tried the devices, a research review suggests.

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Senate Republicans to issue revised healthcare bill: Senate aide

/  26.06.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans are expected to issue a revised version of their healthcare bill on Monday to address some of the concerns raised since it was unveiled last week, a Senate aide familiar with the plan said.

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EU tests limits of drug pricing freedom in landmark probe

/  26.06.2017  /  Health 

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The first ever EU antitrust probe into excessive drug pricing is taking the European pharmaceuticals industry into uncharted territory, unnerving some companies and lawyers worried about the reach of market intervention.

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Pharmacy executive tied to 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak to be sentenced

/  26.06.2017  /  Health 

BOSTON (Reuters) – A former Massachusetts pharmacy executive who was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak in 2012 is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.

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Rubbish piles raise health fears in strike-hit Greece

/  26.06.2017  /  Health 

ATHENS (Reuters) – Sacks of rubbish and rotting vegetables piled high on the pavements of Athens’ port of Piraeus on Monday – signs of a mounting labor dispute fast turning into a public health crisis.

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