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Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

January 11, 2018 - 10:50pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.
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German minister backs culling of wild boars to fight swine fever: paper

January 11, 2018 - 9:09pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt is backing an "intelligent reduction" of Germany's growing wild boar population to prevent a further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Rheinische Post newspaper reported on Friday.
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Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak

January 11, 2018 - 7:20pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.
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New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

January 11, 2018 - 6:35pm
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday.
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Drug-overdose suicides may be going undetected

January 11, 2018 - 5:18pm
(Reuters Health) - - Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated.
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U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio

January 11, 2018 - 5:16pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.
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Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday

January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.
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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

January 11, 2018 - 4:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.
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Ex-Insys employee seeks ban on mentioning 'opioid crisis' at trial

January 11, 2018 - 4:31pm
(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the "opioid crisis" at his trial.
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Increased stress at work linked to higher risk of diabetes

January 11, 2018 - 4:06pm
(Reuters Health) - - Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their coworkers who don’t, a recent study suggests.
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Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

January 11, 2018 - 2:52pm
(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.
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Axing 'Cadillac' health plan tax may be part of spending deal: House chairman

January 11, 2018 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said on Thursday getting rid of the so-called “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance could be part of the spending deal now under negotiation in Congress.
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France blames Lactalis, retailers in deepening baby food scare

January 11, 2018 - 1:32pm
PARIS (Reuters) - France, seeking to limit reputational damage to its agri-business industry, threatened on Thursday to impose sanctions after the country's big supermarkets said recalled baby foods made by Lactalis had still found their way onto shop shelves.
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Baltimore hospital probes release of thinly clad patient in cold

January 11, 2018 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - A Baltimore hospital has opened an investigation into why a patient was discharged on a freezing night this week and left outside wearing only a thin medical gown, after a video of the incident posted on Facebook attracted wide attention.
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Is antacid use during pregnancy tied to childhood asthma?

January 11, 2018 - 12:51pm
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don’t take these medications, a research review suggests.
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U.S. subpoenas Endo for information on opioid painkillers

January 11, 2018 - 11:14am
(Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company Endo International Plc said on Thursday it had received a grand jury subpoena from federal prosecutors in Miami seeking documents related to drugs it produces that contain the opioid painkiller oxymorphone.
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Polish parliament starts work on further restricting abortion

January 11, 2018 - 8:02am
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliament has started work on a new abortion law, in the conservative government second bid to tighten rules that are already among Europe's toughest.
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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

January 11, 2018 - 7:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.
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French retailers sold Lactalis baby milk after salmonella recall

January 11, 2018 - 7:01am
PARIS (Reuters) - France's biggest supermarket chains said they sold some Lactalis baby food products after a recall by the dairy giant over concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella.
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Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

January 11, 2018 - 6:20am
MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a new vaccine against the disease, although its maker said it was not known to have caused any deaths in the country.
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