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Canada considers irradiating ground beef

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Ottawa (AFP) - Canada is considering allowing the irradiation of raw ground beef in order to kill E. coli, salmonella and other dangerous bacteria, according to the health ministry. 

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Delaying Rio Games would give "false security" on Zika-WHO panel head

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 30 (Reuters) - Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travellers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, the chair of...(more) 

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Researchers find link between "alcohol identity" on social media and drinking-related problems

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A study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Ohio University have concluded that college students who have an "alcohol identity" on social media were more likely to have alcohol problems than those actually taking a drink. Lynsey Romo, co-lead author of the research, said...(more) 

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No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Turkey's Erdogan

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No Muslim family should engage in birth control or family planning, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, calling again on pious Muslims to have more children. No Muslim family can have such an approach," he said in a speech in Istanbul broadcast live on television....(more) 

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French researchers develop promising new skin cancer drugs

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Researchers from France's Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) have developed and synthesized new melanoma-fighting drugs that reduce the viability of cancer cells. An initial clinical trial should be launched soon to test the new compounds. Melanoma is an extremely aggressive...(more) 

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Roche and Novartis face off in biosimilar drug battle

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By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's biggest drugmakers are clashing over cheaper copies of pricey biotech drugs - one reason why Novartis is considering selling its $14 billion stake in cross-town rival Roche. With a copycat of Roche's blood cancer drug Rituxan pending European approval,...(more) 

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Olympics-Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio

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Chicago Bulls and Spain basketball centre Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says there is not enough...(more) 

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Mexican striker Pulido rescued after kidnap, in good health

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(Adds details on rescue) MEXICO CITY, May 30 (Reuters) - Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido was rescued within a day of his kidnapping in the restive northeastern state of Tamaulipas after he was able to make a phone call and alert authorities of his location, a...(more) 

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Alibaba tells vendors to halt drug sales online, cites government rule change

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Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms. Alibaba, in a notice dated May 27 seen by Reuters, cited a circular...(more) 

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How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. The Bill & Melinda...(more) 

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VIDEO: Staying still at work 'as bad as smoking'

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New data suggests more than half of us only go for a walk at work when we need the toilet. 

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Samsung Bioepis receives final European approval for its Remicade copy

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South Korea's Samsung Bioepis said on Monday its biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade has received final approval from European regulators, paving the way for its second product launch in Europe. Samsung Bioepis, an unlisted arm of South Korea's top conglomerate Samsung...(more) 

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