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Can drinking a little bit help you live longer?

/  14.08.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters Health) – Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days may help lower the odds of a premature death as long as that drink or two doesn’t routinely turn into more, a new study confirms.

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Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide

/  14.08.2017  /  Health 

VIENNA (Reuters) – Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, Austria’s food safety agency said on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare.

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Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

/  14.08.2017  /  Health 

GENEVA (Reuters) – More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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Exclusive: India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism

/  14.08.2017  /  Health 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s health ministry has trimmed its cost estimates for extending its main public health program by 25 percent after criticism from a federal think-tank over inefficiency and slow progress, according to government documents seen by Reuters.

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Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

/  13.08.2017  /  Health 

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programs.

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EU Commissioner calls for eggs summit after contamination scare

/  11.08.2017  /  Health 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commissioner charged with food safety has called for a meeting of ministers and national watchdogs to discuss the fallout of an eggs contamination scare that has led to finger pointing between several European Union members.

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

/  10.08.2017  /  Health 

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

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U.N. urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide

/  10.08.2017  /  Health 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people.

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Mexico watchdog finds big pharma faces no competition on some drugs

/  09.08.2017  /  Health 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis face no competition for certain drugs in Mexico from generics that are readily available elsewhere, a senior Mexican anti-trust official said on Wednesday.

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Mylan cuts forecasts on delays in new drugs, weak prices

/  09.08.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Mylan NV said on Wednesday that delays in launching key new drugs and eroding prices for generics in the United States will hurt its profitability this year and in 2018, sending its shares down more than 6 percent.

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