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No U.S. 'chlorine chicken' in Europe, EU's health nominee says

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By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's nominee for health chief pledged on Tuesday to oppose the import of some U.S. foodstuffs such as chemically-treated meat that Washington hopes to be able to sell to Europe under a planned multi-billion-dollar transatlantic trade deal. In comments...(more) 

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France uses tax to put pressure on hepatitis C drug prices

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By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - France will tax drugmakers whose costly hepatitis C drugs threaten to throw off course its healthcare budget, the government has said, heaping pressure on pharmaceutical companies like Gilead Sciences to cut their prices. The Socialist government said it had designed...(more) 

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NFL TV ratings on the rise despite domestic violence fumble

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By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Americans are tuning into NFL football in greater numbers than last year, according to early season viewership figures, signaling the league's fumbled handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its overall popularity. Through the first three weeks of...(more) 

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Ebola leaves 'thousands orphaned'

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Almost 4,900 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year, the UN children's agency says. 

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Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear buzzless: FTC

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By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U.S. regulators said on Monday....(more) 

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New York City to end solitary confinement for teens at Rikers jail

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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City plans to end the use of solitary confinement to punish teenage inmates at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex by the end of the year, according to a Department of Correction memorandum. The policy shift comes...(more) 

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Austria reports first MERS case in Saudi national: media

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently traveled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry. MERS, thought to originate...(more) 

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Sanofi posts positive results for drug in chronic sinusitis

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PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi and its U.S. partner Regeneron on Tuesday unveiled positive mid-stage trial results for their experimental drug dupilumab in patients with chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps. In a Phase IIa trial, the injectable drug met all primary and secondary endpoints in affected patients...(more) 

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Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

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By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study. The research shows a link between antibiotics and obesity, but it can’t...(more) 

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Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'

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A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese. 

White substance in envelope at Reagan Library causes security scare

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A white substance from an envelope opened by a staff member at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, caused a security scare on Monday, but the substance was later found to be non-toxic, a spokeswoman for the institution said. The...(more) 

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'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research. Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about...(more) 

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