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A female Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen in a test tube in a laboratory conducting research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Ministry of Public Health in Guatemala City, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele

29 Feb 2016

Climate information may be key weapon in fight against Zika spread

By Megan Rowling | 29 February 2016 BARCELONA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the Caribbean island state of Barbados, rainwater collection has been promoted as a way to boost scarce supplies […]

A worker, wearing a protective suit and a mask, is seen from a bus near the No. 3 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

29 Feb 2016

Former Tepco execs indicted over Fukushima nuclear disaster

By Osamu Tsukimori (Reuters) | 29 February 2016 Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the nuclear disaster […]

Students watch a presentation as they sit in cocoons representing a uterus during a visit to the "Gallery of Humankind. Our evolution, our body" exhibition at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  - RTX1E44Z

26 Feb 2016

Ohio hospital performs first uterus transplant in the U.S.

By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) | 26 February 2016 Surgeons in Cleveland have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States, an Ohio medical center said on Thursday. The 26-year-old […]

An employee examines a tube with the label 'Zika virus' at Genekam Biotechnology AG in Duisburg, Germany, February 2, 2016.
REUTERS/INA FASSBENDER

26 Feb 2016

There is ‘promising pathway’ for vaccine against Zika: Obama

By Jeff Mason (Reuters) | 25 February 2016 Please link here for video on Reuters. U.S. President Barack Obama expressed optimism on Thursday about the possibilities for a vaccine against Zika, […]

A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Illustration

26 Feb 2016

Big verdict doesn’t assure more wins for plaintiffs in talc-cancer cases

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) | 26 February 2016 The $72 million verdict this week against Johnson & Johnson in a U.S. case alleging links between talc-based powder and ovarian cancer has […]

A woman sleeps under a mosquito net with her two-year-old son, who is suffering from dengue fever, inside a dengue ward of a local hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

26 Feb 2016

Health experts press for urgent, integrated approach to tackle dengue

By Alisa Tang | 25 February 2016 BANGKOK, Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Health experts called on Thursday for urgent action to tackle the “global dengue pandemic”, and said […]

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan (L) receives a T-shirt from Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during their meeting at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

24 Feb 2016

Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus – WHO official

By Anthony Boadle (Reuters) | 24 February 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazilis doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring […]

A British Airways airplane flies past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

24 Feb 2016

Brexit is the wrong prescription, says European pharma industry

By Ben Hirschler (Reuters) | 24 February 2016 Britain’s departure from the European Union would threaten scientific research and jeopardise the 28-nation bloc’s system of drug regulation, the European pharmaceutical industry said […]

The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan, in this December 16, 2015 file photo.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

24 Feb 2016

Michigan Senate approves $30 million to help pay Flint water bills

By Mary Wisniewski (Reuters) | 23 February 2016 Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, will get $30 million to help pay their water […]

An environmentalist dressed as a giant eggplant participates in a protest against the invasion of genetically-modified organisms (GMO) to mark World Environment Day outside the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City, Metro Manila in this June 5, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

24 Feb 2016

Philippines expects to finalize GMO rules in next few days, misses Weds target

By Manolo Serapio Jr and Enrico Dela Cruz (Reuters) | 24 February 2016 The Philippines expects to finalize a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms over the next few days, after a […]

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