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Japan found African swine fever in packed pork sausage being carried into the country by a foreigner coming from Beijing early this month, the nation’s agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
AstraZeneca is plowing deeper into cancer immunotherapy through a wide-ranging deal with Innate Pharma, which includes the British group buying a 9.8 percent stake in the French biotech company.
Canada’s FSD Pharma Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire Israel’s Therapix Biosciences Ltd for $48 million in stock, combining two complementary businesses focused on the research and development of cannabinoid treatments.
Drugmaker Idorsia is confident its cash reserves are large enough to complete development of its late-stage pipeline, it said on Tuesday, despite losing more than a quarter of a billion Swiss francs in the first nine months of the year.
China’s agriculture ministry on Tuesday said two new cases of African swine fever had been confirmed in the central province of Hunan.
(Reuters Health) – The popular e-cigarette brand JUUL is attracting an alarming number of teens online, researchers say. At least a quarter of JUUL’s twitter followers may be under 18, they write in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
(Reuters Health) – Kids who are obese may be more likely to develop a severe hip disorder than children who are not overweight, a UK study suggests.
(Reuters Health) – When getting their infants vaccinated, mothers were more likely to use proven techniques to ease babies’ pain if they had been taught how to do so before taking their newborns home from the hospital, a study found.
Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes.
(Reuters Health) – People who eat more organic foods may be slightly less likely to develop certain cancers, a French study suggests.
Kellogg Co said on Monday it would bring back Honey Smacks cereal on U.S. retailer shelves in November, months after it pulled the product due to a Salmonella scare.
U.S. hog farmers are ramping up safety procedures and leaving animal-feed ingredients imported from China in storage in an attempt to keep out a highly contagious swine disease that is sweeping through Asia and Europe.
China’s three-month old outbreak of African swine fever has spread for the first time to the country’s south, its major pork-consuming region, signaling how deeply the deadly disease has permeated the country’s pig herd, the world’s largest.
Roche’s Tecentriq plus chemotherapy boosted lung cancer patients’ survival by nearly five months, study data released on Monday showed, underscoring benefits of the Swiss group’s immunotherapy but still leaving it trailing a rival’s drug.
Chinese authorities are probing a local unit of global catering giant Compass Group Plc over mouldy and expired food found at a private school served by the group and said it would inspect other schools around the city.
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U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming “Aquaman” superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism.
A pick-your-own pumpkin patch boasting over 70 varieties in Kent, southeast England, is getting British families into the Halloween spirit.
The Museum of the Bible in Washington on Monday said five of its artifacts thought to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls were fake and would not be displayed anymore.
Gregory Baron, 24, and Ben Nelson, 27, on Monday were eagerly purchasing $2 tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot in hopes of winning the record-setting $1.6 billion prize and becoming among the…
Hundreds of students at a university in Scotland put down their books and took part in a mass foam fight on Monday, a tradition to welcome the new intake.
The pregnant wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will cut back her busy schedule as the royal couple enter the last week-and-a-half of their tour to Australia, New Zealand…
The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot grew to $1.6 billion, a world record for a lottery, after Friday’s drawing produced no winner of the grand prize, officials said.
The drawing for the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, a cool $1 billion, was held on Friday as lotto fever gripped the U.S.
More than 130 years after construction first began, Barcelona’s towering Sagrada Familia cathedral is finally to get a building permit, the city council and the monument’s official blog said.
Britain’s Prince Harry climbed Australia’s Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid routine of such events to involve the…
Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, arrived with the gift of much-needed rain and cheer on Wednesday for the rural Australian city of Dubbo, where farmers are struggling with a prolonged…
A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world’s largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open…
An Austrian computer repairman has amassed what he believes could be the world’s biggest collection of old Apple computers, but it might all soon be destroyed unless someone can take it off his hands.
Egypt has resumed the restoration of Cairo’s monumental 13th century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a sign that vital cultural work is finally getting back under way after seven years of political turmoil.
Twice a week refugees from Sudan and South Sudan gather in a church courtyard in Cairo to play basketball, unfazed by political differences at home.