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Cycle of panic & death: Humankind totally not ready for global pandemic, emergency preparedness group warns

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A sudden lethal pandemic could wipe out tens of millions of people, destroy the world’s economies, and leave humanity in chaos, according to a new report from an emergency preparedness body that isn’t alarmist in the slightest. Citing a reactionary “cycle of panic and neglect” in which health emergencies are dealt with as they arise, Read More

Girl, 10, dies from brain-eating amoeba she caught while swimming

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By Emily Mee, news reporter A 10-year-old girl has died after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river. Lily Mae Avant, from Texas, started suffering from a headache and fever after swimming in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney. She died in hospital following a week-long battle with the rare amoeba. Read More

Factbox: The U.S. opioid epidemic in the courts

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As opioid-related deaths have soared, thousands of lawsuits have been filed seeking damages from drugmakers and distributors. The following is a summary of where and how the opioid litigation is playing out across the United States: – Purdue Pharma LP, which launched OxyContin in 1996, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, Read More

Thai ‘Tiger Temple’ blames government for deaths of rescued tigers

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s much-criticized Tiger Temple tourist attraction on Monday blamed the government for the deaths of scores of its tigers seized by authorities in 2016, denying official accounts that the big cats died from inbreeding and disease. FILE PHOTO: A sedated tiger is seen in a cage as officials start moving tigers from Read More

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

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A sedated tiger is seen in an enclosure as officials continue moving live tigers from the controversial Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom BANGKOK (Reuters) – More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died Read More

Companies ask judge in U.S. opioid trial to recuse himself

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major drug wholesalers and retailers facing a massive lawsuit for allegedly fostering the nation’s opioid crisis asked the judge hearing the case to recuse himself on Saturday. Federal Judge Dan A. Polster, of the U.S. District Court’s Northern District of Ohio, poses in an undated photo obtained by Reuters in Cleveland, Ohio, Read More

Illicit cannabis vaping products could be behind US deaths

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Illicit cannabis vaping products have been identified as a possible cause of hundreds of cases of severe lung illness in the US. A sixth person died on Wednesday as officials urgently try to find out what killed them. New York’s state heath department said “Dank Vapes” and “Chronic Carts” contain vitamin E acetate, a thickening Read More

New Delhi to slash use of cars in November to cut pollution: chief minister

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s capital New Delhi will enforce strict restrictions on use of private cars from Nov. 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday, in an effort to help improve air quality that tends to deteriorate sharply in winter months. FILE PHOTO: Vehicles drive through the smog in New Delhi, Read More

After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Piles of debris, decaying human and animal corpses and fetid water on storm-hammered Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas are posing a new risk for those who survived Hurricane Dorian’s wrath: Disease. FILE PHOTO: Capsized boats are seen at a marina after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Read More

Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction

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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction. President Donald Trump and top U.S. officials expressed concern about surging teenage use of e-cigarettes, and Read More