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After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

9 hours 5 min ago
(Reuters) - Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.
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Massive California verdict expands J&J's talc battlefield

August 22, 2017 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company's hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said.
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Using unproven methods to tackle cancer could be deadly

August 22, 2017 - 4:29pm
(Reuters Health) - People who decide to tackle their cancer using only unconventional methods are likely to die sooner than patients who opt for conventional treatments, according to a new study.
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Changing childcare settings can affect sleep

August 22, 2017 - 4:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - - Inconsistent childcare arrangements can affect toddlers’ sleep at night, a new study suggests.
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Life expectancy tied to voting choices in last U.S. presidential election

August 22, 2017 - 3:38pm
(Reuters Health) - Voters in counties where life expectancy has stagnated and declined in recent years were more likely to abandon the Democratic Party to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump, a new study suggests.
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Mindful coffee consumption may help reduce sugar intake

August 22, 2017 - 1:17pm
(Reuters Health) - People who’d like to reduce their daily calories without restrictive dieting should consider taking their coffee with little or no sugar - and savoring the beverage might help in that regard, researchers suggest.
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Dr. Mom may work less than other female physicians

August 22, 2017 - 12:37pm
Reuters Health - In two-physician couples, women with kids work fewer hours than women without children, a recent U.S. study suggests.
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China considers reviewing Namibian beef deal to ease restrictions

August 22, 2017 - 12:10pm
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - China is considering reviewing a beef import agreement with Namibia, the country's ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said on Tuesday, raising the possibility that restrictions could be eased.
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U.S. Bioservices to resolve kickback claims for $13.4 million: filing

August 22, 2017 - 11:54am
(Reuters) - Specialty pharmacy firm US Bioservices Corp has agreed to pay $13.4 million to settle U.S. government claims that it pushed patients to refill prescriptions of Novartis AG's iron overload drug Exjade in exchange for referrals from the Swiss drugmaker.
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South Africa's bird flu outbreak threatens poultry industry: minister

August 22, 2017 - 10:57am
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - An outbreak of bird flu in South Africa threatens the country's poultry industry and jobs, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday after meeting with poultry industry executives.
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India grants Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine in blow to aid group

August 22, 2017 - 8:48am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations.
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Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore

August 22, 2017 - 6:45am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state's campaign to fight diabetes.
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Medtronic beats profit estimates led by strong heart device sales

August 22, 2017 - 6:21am
(Reuters) - Medical device maker Medtronic Plc on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates, driven by strong demand for its heart and vascular devices.
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Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal

August 21, 2017 - 11:02pm
(Reuters) - The chief executive of Philip Morris International said he was "extremely encouraged" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and nudge smokers toward less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes.
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J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks

August 21, 2017 - 5:09pm
(Reuters) - A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.
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American surgeons poorly prepared for humanitarian operations

August 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
(Reuters Health) - A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.
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Smokers hospitalized for heart attacks often don't get cessation drugs

August 21, 2017 - 1:53pm
(Reuters Health) - Few smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious complications of cardiac disease get medication to help them quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.
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Parents still failing to put babies to sleep on their backs

August 21, 2017 - 1:24pm
(Reuters Health) - Fewer than half of U.S. infants always sleep on their backs, the position doctors recommend to avoid sleep-related injuries and deaths, a study suggests.
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ASL Strategic Fund asks Community Health to replace CEO

August 21, 2017 - 11:24am
(Reuters) - ASL Strategic Value Fund has sought the replacement of hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc's chief executive, Wayne Smith.
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Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare

August 21, 2017 - 11:10am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries said it had recalled some of its products in Belgium as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil.
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