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1 Jul 2016

Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to stop opposing GMOs

By Adam Derose (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 WASHINGTON – More than 100 Nobel laureates called on the international environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday to end its opposition to genetically […]

30 Jun 2016

Sweet potato experts win World Food Prize

By Isma’il Kushkush (Reuters) | 28 June 2016 Four scientists who specialized in sweet potatoes were named the winners of this year’s World Food Prize on Tuesday for their work to […]

29 Jun 2016

Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread

By Ben Hirschler (Reuters) | 28 June 2016 The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching […]

29 Jun 2016

European Commission to extend glyphosate license for 18 months

By Philip Blenkinsop, Alissa de Carbonnel and Barbara Lewis (Reuters) | 28 June 2016 The European Commission is extending by 18 months its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto’s […]

28 Jun 2016

WHO appoints ex-UNICEF health expert to head new emergency unit

By Kate Kelland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 28 June 2016 New unit is designed to provide rapid support in health emergency arising from disease, natural or man-made disasters or conflict […]

28 Jun 2016

Even with good healthcare, social factors affect death risk

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters) | 27 June 2016 Even in Sweden, a country with universal healthcare, disadvantaged people with diabetes are still more likely to die compared to diabetics […]

28 Jun 2016

U.S. lawmakers deadlock on Zika virus funds

By Susan Cornwell (Reuters) | 28 June 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. lawmakers deadlocked over funding to fight the Zika virus on Tuesday, as Senate Democrats blocked a Republican proposal they […]

28 Jun 2016

Out-of-pocket hospital costs rose between 2009 and 2013

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters) | 27 June 2016 Average out-of-pocket costs for hospitalization went up for people in the U.S. with insurance between 2009 and 2013, due largely to increasing […]

28 Jun 2016

PepsiCo to bring back aspartame in Diet Pepsi

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan (Reuters) | 27 June 2016 PepsiCo Inc (PEP.N) plans to bring back aspartame, an artificial sweetener it removed from Diet Pepsi in the United States last year, […]

27 Jun 2016

Supreme Court refuses to review prenatal test patent dispute

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) | 27 June 2016 NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to review a legal fight over the cancellation of a […]

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