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China confirms African swine fever hits Shandong province as national outbreak spreads

China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the country's ongoing African swine fever outbreak continues to spread across the nation, hitting the major livestock production province of Shandong in the east for the first time.
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Indivior launches generic version of opioid drug after losing court battle

Indivior Plc has launched a copycat version of its blockbuster opioid addiction drug in the United States, the British drugmaker said on Wednesday, after losing a prolonged court battle to block generic rivals in its biggest market.
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China confirms first African swine fever outbreak in Shandong province

China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the first African swine fever outbreak in Shandong province, a major region for livestock production in the country's east.
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Medical News Today: What does a lump in the left breast mean?

Breast lumps can develop in the left or right breast, or in both. In this article, we look at what people should do if they find a lump, along with what it might mean, types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor.
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Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9

A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized.
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Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests.
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Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients

Merck & Co Inc's cancer drug Keytruda failed a late-stage trial's main goals of slowing disease progression and extending the life of patients with a common type of liver cancer, the company said on Tuesday.
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Medical News Today: What gluten-free food can I eat?

Gluten-free foods may help people lose weight and also prevent any symptoms in those who are sensitive to gluten. Examples include vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Learn more here.
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Common yeast infection pill tied to miscarriages

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take fluconazole, an oral antifungal used to treat vaginal yeast infections, may be more likely to have miscarriages than women who don't take this pill during pregnancy, a Canadian study suggests.
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Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

(Reuters Health) - More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests.
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Medical News Today: Sore throat and rash: Strep infection and other causes

Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that typically leads to a sore, scratchy throat. Sometimes, it can also cause a rash. Several other conditions that can also cause both a sore throat and a rash. Learn more about those conditions here.
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Medical News Today: Which foods are rich in vitamin A?

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in a range of bodily processes, such as immune function and vision. Here, we discuss 14 of the best food sources of vitamin A.
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Medical News Today: What are the best lower chest exercises?

People can strengthen and define the lower chest by performing exercises that target the pectoral muscles. These exercises use either barbells, dumbbells, cables, or a person's own body weight. In this article, we look at five specific strength trainin...
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Medical News Today: How to treat pinkeye at home

Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. People can relieve irritation, itchiness, and discomfort at home, using various natural remedies. In this article, we discuss five possible home remedies for pinkeye.
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Joining a clinical trial is too hard for many cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Only a small fraction of cancer patients volunteer for clinical trials. The reason, a new study suggests, is not that they don't want to, but that the system makes it too hard.
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Joining a clinical trial is too hard for many cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Only a small fraction of cancer patients volunteer for clinical trials. The reason, a new study suggests, is not that they don't want to, but that the system makes it too hard.
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Medical News Today: Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus.
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U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on Tuesday, clearing the way for a copycat version of the British pharmaceutical firm's lucrative opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's L...
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British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed

After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand for insect protein grows.
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Medical News Today: New stem cells could be 'universally transplanted'

Researchers have designed a type of stem cell that should be able to withhold transplantation into any recipient without facing rejection.
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U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs.
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Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent...
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Medical News Today: Self-destruction system in TB bacteria may lead to 'perfect drug'

Scientists zoom in on the 'toxin-antitoxin' system that the tuberculosis bacterium naturally contains, in the hope that it can help design better drugs.
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Medical News Today: How to stretch your hands and wrists

Keeping the hands and wrists strong and mobile can help reduce the chances of injury. These stretches can help anyone who regularly works with their hands reduce stiffness and avoid complications.
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Medical News Today: What causes cramps after sex?

Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article.
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Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial

A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage study showed on Tuesday.
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Intercept's drug for patients with liver fibrosis due to NASH meets main goal

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment for patients with liver fibrosis due to a progressive fatty liver disease met one of the main goals in a late-stage study.
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Vietnam confirms first African swine fever cases on three farms

African swine fever has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia country.
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Philippines revokes Sanofi's product license for dengue vaccine

The Philippines has permanently halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi's dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to meet the directives of regulators.
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Medical News Today: Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice

Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.
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African swine fever detected on three Vietnam farms: animal health department

African swine fever has been detected on three farms in northern Vietnam, the Animal Health Department said on Tuesday.
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Ireland urges people not to stockpile medicines ahead of Brexit

Ireland's deputy prime minister on Tuesday called on people not to stockpile medicine before Britain quits the European Union, saying the country had at least eight weeks of supply and was moving to source medicines from other EU countries.
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Mongolia to suspend KFC outlets for inquiry after food poisoning reports

A Mongolian regulator said it will suspend operations at KFC restaurants temporarily to conduct inquiries, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain.
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Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year.
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China reports first African swine fever outbreak in Guangxi region

China said on Tuesday it had confirmed the first outbreak of African swine fever in the Guangxi Autonomous Region in the country's south, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world's largest hog herd.
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Medical News Today: Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk

Recent research has found a strong link between a man's ability to complete numerous pushups and his risk of developing cardiovascular problems.
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Mongolia suspends KFC outlets after hundreds show food poisoning symptoms

Mongolia has temporarily suspended operations of all KFC restaurants in the country to conduct an inquiry, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain.
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Medical News Today: What to know about SIBO and its treatment

SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and has an association with IBS. This article provides an overview of SIBO, including its symptoms, causes,...
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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight...
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Medical News Today: Natural ways to cleanse your lungs

The lungs are self-cleaning organs, but people can also use certain methods to clear mucus and open up the airways. In this article, we look at seven natural ways in which people can try to cleanse their lungs.