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18 Mar 2016

France moves toward full ban on pesticides blamed for harming bees

18 March | 2016 (Reuters) French lawmakers approved plans for a total ban on some widely used pesticides blamed for harming bees, going beyond European Union restrictions in a fierce […]

15 Mar 2016

Infrastructure inequality is catalyst for Brazil’s Zika epidemic

By Brad Brooks (Reuters) | 15 March 2016 The mosquito, a Brazilian saying goes, is a democratic devil – it bites rich and poor alike. But an outbreak of the […]

7 Mar 2016

Europe launches new fast approval scheme for promising drugs

By Ben Hirschler (Reuters) | 7 March 2016 European regulators launched a new scheme on Monday to speed the approval of promising new drugs that address unmet medical needs by […]

7 Mar 2016

Philippines signs new GMO rules, food industry relieved

By Manolo Serapio Jr and Enrico Dela Cruz (Reuters) | 7 March 2016 The Philippines has approved a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms after a top court demanded an overhaul of […]

2 Mar 2016

New FDA guidelines aim to prevent Zika transmission via tissue, cell donation

By Bill Berkrot in and Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) | 1 March 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued new recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of Zika […]

1 Mar 2016

Appeals court pauses NYC restaurant salt warning rule

By Karen Freifeld (Reuters) | 29 February 2016 A New York appeals court on Monday temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post […]

29 Feb 2016

China says to speed up approvals for some drugs

By Alexandra Harney (Reuters) | 27 February 2016 China‘s drug regulator said it would accelerate approvals of new medicines, long a headache for pharmaceutical firms who complain it takes too […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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