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  • China says no risk of contamination from EU egg scare August 17, 2017
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Agriculture ministry said on Thursday no eggs from Europe have been imported into the country, leaving no risk of contamination from a scare sweeping Europe about the use of a potentially harmful insecticide.
  • Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug succeeds in key trial August 16, 2017
    (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S said on Wednesday its diabetes drug met the main goal of reducing glucose levels in patients in a key late-stage trial, setting the stage for it to become the new standard therapy for type 2 diabetes.
  • U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding August 16, 2017
    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
  • Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers August 16, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.
  • Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead August 16, 2017
    FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.
  • Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths August 16, 2017
    (Reuters Health) - A growing number of Americans are needing intensive care for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a U.S. study suggests.
  • 'Liquid biopsy' spots early-stage cancers in blood: U.S. study August 16, 2017
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test that scans blood for tumor-specific DNA identified early-stage cancer in more than half of 138 patients with the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday, marking a new milestone in the rush for so-called "liquid biopsies."
  • Special probation for prisoners with mental illness cuts recidivism August 16, 2017
    (Reuters Health) - Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again.
  • Amphetamine combo linked to Islamic State more potent than thought August 16, 2017
    LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A synthetic psychoactive drug linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be a fund-raising tool and stimulant for Islamist militants is more dangerous than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.
  • Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal August 16, 2017
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, authorities said on Wednesday.