Category Archives: Health

Eating taters pre-pregnancy may boost diabetes risk

Paris (AFP) – Eating lots of potatoes — especially chips or crisps — is linked to a higher risk for women of developing a type of diabetes that occurs during…

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Secondhand smoke common for U.S. teens

By Kathryn Doyle Close to half of U.S. middle & high school students who never used tobacco themselves were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2013, often at home or in…

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Pfizer, Allergan say combined drug pipeline 'underappreciated'

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – The research chiefs of betrothed drugmakers Pfizer Inc <PFE.N> & Allergan <AGN.N> say the proposed combination of their experimental drugs deserves more credit,…

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Alcoa gets $1.5 billion supply contract from GE's aviation unit: WSJ

(Reuters) – Alcoa Inc has won a $1.5 billion long-term contract from General Electric's aviation unit to supply vital components used in making aircraft engines, the Wall Street Journal reported….

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'Projectile' hits Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic in Yemen, killing four: MSF

DUBAI (Reuters) – A "projectile" struck a clinic supported by international medical group Medecins Sans Frontieres in north Yemen on Sunday, killing four people, MSF said, another in a series…

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Iran tells U.N. envoy that row with Saudis won't derail Syria talks

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations envoy for Syria said on Sunday that Iran had assured him that its diplomatic row with rival Saudi Arabia would not affect Syria peace…

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Factbox: Microsoft CEO, Syrian refugee among State of Union guests

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella & a Syrian refugee who now lives in Michigan will be among 23 special guests at President Barack…

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MiMedx signs definitive agreement to acquire Stability Biologics

NEW YORK (Reuters) – MiMedx Group Inc finalized a deal Sunday to acquire Stability Biologics for $10 million in cash & stock. The regenerative medicine company MiMedx said the acquisition…

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Illumina, partners make $100 million bet to detect cancer via blood test

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Gene sequencing company Illumina Inc is going after the next huge advance in cancer detection, working to develop a universal blood test to identify…

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Beijing to shut 2,500 firms this year to fight pollution

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Beijing will close 2,500 small polluting firms this year in its latest effort to combat pollution, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing the municipal government….

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