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Study in WHO journal likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

(The original headline of this Jan. 8 story referred to a "WHO study". the study was published in the WHO's journal; it was not authored by the WHO. The headline has been amended to reflect this.)
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Many migraine sufferers wary of alcohol as a headache trigger

(Reuters Health) - - Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found.
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Swiss team develop ‘microswimmer’ robot to deliver drugs through the body

- A tiny sliver of elastic material swims along inside a narrow tube, coiling up and changing shape in response to the thickness of fluid and the contours of the tube around it as it moves towards its goal.
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France holds trial of firms accused of selling horse meat as beef

Two former managers of French meat-processing firm Spanghero and two Dutch meat traders go on trial in Paris on Monday accused of passing off cheap horse meat as pricier beef in ready-made meals and burgers that were sold in countries across Europe.
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Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world's first "gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired.
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Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies evaded oversight to seek fame: report

A Chinese scientist who said he made the world's first "gene-edited" babies intentionally evaded oversight and broke national guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune, according to a government investigation quoted in state media on Monday.
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China reports African swine fever outbreak in Ningxia region

China's agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the northwestern region of Ningxia.
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AbbVie’s Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer.
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Long-term exercise by older adults tied to lower risk of falls

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, a research review suggests.
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Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report.