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U.S. farmers look past trade fears to cash in on China’s hog crisis

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WALCOTT, Iowa/LONDON (Reuters) – It might seem an unlikely time for U.S. farmers to look to China for more business but the devastating impact of African swine fever on the Chinese pork industry is trumping concerns about trade wars and tariffs. FILE PHOTO: A chef cuts U.S. imported pork ribs that were smoked at the Read More

Priyanka Chopra dissed as ‘hypocrite’ over viral smoking photo after her asthma campaign

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has sparked anger online after she was photographed smoking a cigarette despite her campaign work spreading awareness about asthma. Priyanka is asthmatic and spoke about dealing with the chronic disease as part of an ad campaign last year. However, this weekend she was spotted smoking with her husband Joe Jonas in Read More

Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

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Syphilis stopped being “a disease of the past” after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem. The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the Read More

Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing 400,000 to flee homes

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing their homes overnight to 400,000 in one of the worst floods in recent years, officials said on Friday. People use a makeshift raft to move on a flooded area in Gaibandha, Read More

Ebola declared global health emergency as 2nd-largest outbreak ever inches toward Congolese border

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The second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization after a case was confirmed in a Congo border city of 2 million people with an international airport. The WHO has finally declared the outbreak, which has killed 1,600 people since August, to be a Public Read More

‘Global emergency’ declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

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An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Some 1,650 people have lost their lives as government officials and international aid agencies have struggled to contain the virus over the past year, with fears it could spread within a major Read More

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. Ashley Avila, 11, plays with her nephew Alexander Avila, 3, outside of their home where Alexander was lead poisoned by lead-based Read More

Iceland needs condoms in SCHOOLS: Doctor raises alarm on syphilis & chlamydia outbreak

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Negligence towards safe sex by Icelanders and the visits by many foreigners have led to the country having the highest rate of syphilis and chlamydia in Europe, its top medic said, urging drastic measures to curb the crisis. Iceland’s chief epidemiologist Thorolfur Gudnason suggested that condoms should be distributed in Icelandic schools. There are a Read More

As steep patent cliff looms, Shionogi moves to develop its own U.S. sales staff

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TOKYO (Reuters) – For much of its 141-year history, Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd (4507.T) has played safe when selling its drugs in the United States and other overseas markets – relying on bigger partners to promote its products and avoiding the cost of maintaining a large sales force. Isao Teshirogi, President and CEO at Read More

Warning over ‘gamechanging’ Ebola case in DR Congo

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An Ebola case in a Congolese city of two million people has been called a “potential gamechanger” by health officials. The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the threat of the case in Goma, which has fuelled fears of a breakout. Head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “Goma is Read More