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6 Jul 2016

U.S. to fund Zika virus study of U.S. Olympic team

By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) | 6 July 2016 The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic […]

6 Jul 2016

WHO urges use of polio detection systems to screen for Zika-linked disorder

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) | 5 July 2016 A neurological condition linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus could be targeted globally with existing national programs for detecting polio, a paper […]

5 Jul 2016

Abbott wins U.S. approval for stent that absorbs into body

By Susan Kelly (Reuters) | 5 July 2016 U.S. health regulators said on Tuesday they approved a stent by Abbott Laboratories that is the first designed to be absorbed into […]

5 Jul 2016

Shortage of syringes hampers Congo’s fight against yellow fever

By Aaron Ross (Reuters) | 5 July 2016 KINSHASA – A shortage of syringes is hampering plans to vaccinate people in Democratic Republic of Congo against a yellow fever epidemic […]

5 Jul 2016

Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

By Ricardo Moraes (Reuters) | 5 July 2016 XAPURI, Brazil – Brazil’s government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, […]

4 Jul 2016

UK drugs regulator to halt approvals for Indian clinical trials firm

By Zeba Siddiqui (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 The UK’s healthcare regulator has decided to suspended marketing approval for a widely used antibiotic that had won clearance based on clinical […]

4 Jul 2016

Obama says Congress must end deadlock on Zika funding

By Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said Congress must end its deadlock on funding to combat the Zika virus before lawmakers head […]

4 Jul 2016

J&J’s Janssen hit with $70 million verdict in Risperdal trial

By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 A U.S. jury on Friday awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking Johnson & Johnson unit […]

1 Jul 2016

Q&A: How health-boosting crops could benefit 1 billion people

By Megan Rowling (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 1 July 2016 HarvestPlus founder discusses his prize-winning work to enrich staple foods with vitamins and minerals — BARCELONA – Food economist Howarth […]

1 Jul 2016

Paris drives old cars off its streets

By Brian Love and Lucien Libert (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 PARIS – Paris banned old, exhaust-belching cars from its streets on Friday in a war on air pollution that […]

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