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Italy arrests doctors suspected of taking bribes to discourage breast feeding

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ROME (Reuters) - Italian police put 12 pediatricians under house arrest on Friday for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from makers of baby milk formula to promote it in place of breastfeeding.  

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Car jackers in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples

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CONAKRY (Reuters) - Robbers in Guinea hijacked a Red Cross vehicle this week and made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspected Ebola patients, a senior Red Cross official said on Friday. "No doubt they thought it was something else," Youssouf TraorĂ©, head of...(more) 

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Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor 'stable'

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The figures showed an increase of 39 recorded deaths and...(more) 

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VIDEO: 'Without food people can't fight Ebola'

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World Food Programme Guinea country director Elisabeth Faure says the Ebola outbreak is making problems with food insecurity in affected countries much worse. 

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Ablynx says blood disorder drug estimates conservative

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By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biotech company Ablynx believes its sales estimate for its drug for the rare blood disease TTP is conservative, after tests showed it had potential to treat more than just acute cases. Ablynx recently raised its estimate for peak annual...(more) 

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TSX futures rise after China rate cut

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(Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, mirroring gains in global markets after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than two years. December futures on the S&P TSX index...(more) 

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Uganda plans to pass new version of anti-gay law by Christmas: lawmaker

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By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans, a lawmaker said on Friday, after a controversial earlier version was quashed because of legal technicalities. Legislation passed by parliament...(more) 

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Europe gives green light to AbbVie hepatitis C medicine, others

a shared story    1 day 20 hours 52 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - European regulators recommended approval for AbbVie's hepatitis C drug dasabuvir, an experimental all-oral regimen for patients infected with the virus that could be an alternative to long courses of a combination of pills and injections. Sanofi's eliglustat, a medicine to treat the rare...(more) 

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Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

a shared story    1 day 21 hours 52 minutes ago
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said on Friday, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry. The latest infection was discovered on a chicken farm in...(more) 

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Dutch government: H5N8 strain of bird flu confirmed at second farm

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A highly infectious variety of bird flu, the H5N8 virus, has been confirmed at a second Dutch farm, the government said on Friday. The Economy Ministry said in a letter to parliament that the illness had been confirmed in the town of Ter...(more) 

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Liberia's economy to shrink this year due to Ebola

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia, the West African nation hardest hit by Ebola, will see its economy shrink by 0.4 percent this year, and 2015 could be even worse, its finance minister said on Thursday. Liberia, where the disease has killed over 2,800 people, had projected growth...(more) 

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Labor-intensive: China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

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By Natalie Thomas JINAN China (Reuters) - A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. Free sessions are held twice a week at Aima maternity hospital...(more) 

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