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Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 9:51am

Natalia Shevchuk gazes at the peeling walls inside her old flat and tears run down her cheeks: 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster she is finally revisiting her childhood home in the ghost town of Pripyat. Now 50, Shevchuk's world was ripped apart on April 26, 1986, when a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in then-Soviet Ukraine, spewing a cloud of radioactive material across several European countries. All the inhabitants of Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 built just two kilometres from the plant to house its employees, were evacuated the day after the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food

Reuters Health News - April 26, 2018 - 9:48am
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's food industry must label unhealthy products more clearly, the country’s new agriculture and consumer protection minister said on Thursday.
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U.S. judge blocks cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants

Reuters Health News - April 26, 2018 - 9:46am
(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grants issued through a teen pregnancy prevention program, marking the third time in a week that a court has held that the administration's 2017 decision was unlawful.
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The True Cost of the Chernobyl Disaster Has Been Greater Than It Seems

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 9:34am

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 26, 1986, is predicted to continue to harm the environment for at least 180 years

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British-Iranian scientist arrested for role in 'infiltration network': Iran media

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 9:08am

Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an "infiltration network". "Recently, members of an infiltration network affiliated to Britain have been arrested," an unnamed source told the Fars news agency, which is considered close to the powerful Revolutionary Guards. The report named Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College in London.

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Stanley Cup odds: Vegas still gives Nashville best chances to win it all

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 9:00am

Sixteen teams entered, but only eight remain.

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Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict

Reuters Health News - April 26, 2018 - 8:14am
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices.
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EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases

Reuters Health News - April 26, 2018 - 8:08am
(Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.
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Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government Help

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 5:37am

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase

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China flexes muscles with 'Guam killer' missile; new drills near Taiwan

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 5:25am

By Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed on Thursday that it had put into a service a new missile that Chinese media has dubbed the "Guam killer" for its ability to hit the U.S. Pacific Ocean base with a conventional or nuclear weapon. China is in the midst of an ambitious modernization program for its armed forces, developing stealth fighters, aircraft carriers and advanced missiles as it strives to become a world class military by the middle of the century. Speaking at a regular monthly news conference, Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said that the military had begun putting into service the DF-26 intermediate range ballistic missile - called the "Guam killer" by media and defense experts.

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Prince Harry Asks Brother Prince William To Be His Best Man

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 4:48am

Prince Harry has asked his brother, Prince William, the Duke Of Cambridge, to

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Photos Of Meghan Markle's Style Transformation Since Her Royal Engagement

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 4:46am

Meghan Markle may not be an official member of the royal family yet, but her

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Ford announces axing of saloon cars

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 4:20am

Although the way the industry is changing is very much behind Ford's latest big announcement, it's not harmful emissions that have led to the decision to stop selling Ford branded saloon cars in North America. In fact, it's being driven by a cost-cutting agenda and the fact that sales of saloon cars are nosediving, as crossovers, pickups and SUVs continue to dominate the auto landscape. In its latest quarterly financial report published yesterday, Ford confirmed what many have suspected for a while now -- that it will not be investing in a next generation of saloon cars for its North American market.

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Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 12:57am

Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. The study in more than 300,000 people in Britain found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions between four and 20 years earlier. "What we don't know for sure is whether the medication is the cause" of the dementia, said George Savva from the University of East Anglia's School of Health Science.

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What Would Korean Reunification Look Like? Five Glaring Problems to Overcome

Pharma news - April 26, 2018 - 12:36am

While Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in prepare for talks on Friday, talk of Korean reunification is audaciously premature. Here's why:

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North Korea offers deep apologies to China over deadly bus crash

Pharma news - April 25, 2018 - 10:03pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered his deep apologies to China after a bus crash in his isolated country killed 32 Chinese tourists, state media said on Thursday. China is North Korea's most important economic and diplomatic backer, despite Beijing's anger at Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests and support for strong United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea late on Sunday, leaving two Chinese nationals in critical condition.

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Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talk

Pharma news - April 25, 2018 - 9:55pm

PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay.

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James Comey defends memo release, says Donald Trump is 'just making stuff up'

Pharma news - April 25, 2018 - 9:40pm

Former FBI Director James Comey has defended his decision to release memos about Donald Trump’s behaviour to members of the press, claiming the action was not illegal and that the president's claims to the contrary were “made up”. Mr Comey recently admitted to releasing some of the unclassified memos he had written about his meetings with Mr Trump after the president fired him last May. The release, he said, was an attempt to spark a special counsel investigation into the president’s possible ties to Russia. “James Comey’s Memos are Classified, I did not Declassify them,” he tweeted.

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Suspect in serial killings lived in a tidy California suburb

Pharma news - April 25, 2018 - 8:42pm

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — The man who authorities said Wednesday is among the worst serial killers and rapists in U.S. history is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather who lived in a tidy, suburban California home with a neatly kept green lawn.

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New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To China

Pharma news - April 25, 2018 - 8:29pm

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of

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