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China's Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the eastern city of Lianyungang, the third outbreak this month, as the highly-contagious disease threatened to spread through the world's biggest pig herd. . . more
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:21:13 -0400 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs. . . more
China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision. . . more
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday. . . more
(Reuters Health) - People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills' effectiveness, a recent study suggests. . . more
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:53:27 -0400 
(Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests. . . more
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:48:12 -0400 
(Reuters Health) - Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests. . . more
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:46:34 -0400 
(Reuters Health) - Transgender military veterans do not have worse health than cisgender veterans, a recent U.S. study suggests. . . more
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:09:24 -0400 
(Reuters Health) - Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 percent to 50 percent, recent research suggests. . . more
Scotland's North Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Britain to provide free sanitary provision in public buildings, hoping to tackle "period poverty". . . more
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment, Opdivo, for patients whose lung cancer had progressed even after undergoing chemotherapy and at least one other therapy. . . more
China has ordered the world's top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities race to stop the spread of deadly African swine fever (ASF) after a second outbreak in the planet's biggest hog herd in two weeks. . . more
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:05:46 -0400 
A proposal by two Chinese researchers to force couples with fewer than two children to pay into a "procreation fund" backfired on Friday, with critics calling it a "thoughtless" and "absurd" way to battle the problem of an ageing population. . . more
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:30:44 -0400 
Russia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the Kostromskaya region in the west of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from Russia's Agriculture Ministry. . . more

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