Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

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(Reuters Health) - Thyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks,...
Vodafone's mobile data to be deployed to fight epidemics in Ghana

Vodafone’s mobile data to be deployed to fight epidemics in Ghana

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Mobile data will be used in Ghana to track and control epidemics, helping prevent a repeat of the 2014 West...
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Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail, a research review suggests....
Lithuania says Philip Morris may have breached advertising rules with new smoking device

Philip Morris may have breached Lithuania’s advertising rules with new smoking device

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania’s tobacco regulator believes Philip Morris’s new electronic smoking device should be subject to the same advertising restrictions as tobacco,...
Ohio accuses drug distributors of helping fuel opioid epidemic

Ohio accuses drug distributors of helping fuel opioid epidemic

(Reuters) - Ohio on Monday accused four major pharmaceutical distributors of ignoring their responsibilities to ensure that opioids were not being diverted for...
U.S. patent court deals setback to Allergan's Restasis strategy

U.S. patent court deals setback to Allergan’s Restasis strategy

(Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court said it has the authority to decide the validity of patents Allergan Plc transferred to a Native...
Qatar's Masraf Al Rayan, Amwal to list ETFs this quarter -sources

Red tide outbreak in Chile puts salmon farms on alert: industry group

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A growing outbreak of “red tide” has put salmon farms on alert in fish-rich southern Chile, an industry group said...
Qatar's Masraf Al Rayan, Amwal to list ETFs this quarter -sources

Study finds new superbug typhoid strain behind Pakistan outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant “superbug” strain, a sign that...
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EU panel recommends against nod for Puma Biotech’s breast cancer drug

(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Biotechnology’s lead breast cancer drug, an outcome the U.S...
BRIEF-Barclays pre-tax profit rises 10 percent to 3.54 Billion pounds

Lilly breast cancer drug wins expanded U.S. approval

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved expanded use of Eli Lilly and Co’s Verzenio breast cancer drug as an initial treatment for certain...

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USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

(Reuters) - Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on...

Asia shares inch up, cautious on Sino-U.S. trade talks

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday as investors awaited developments on proposed Sino-U.S. trade talks, while keeping a...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes NNE of Indonesia’s Lombok – USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in the sea 124 km (75 miles) north-northeast of the holiday island of Lombok, Indonesia, on...