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Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

LONDON (Reuters) - E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. Learn More


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In new headache, WeWork says it found cancer-causing chemical in its phone booths

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly. It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and Canada after it says it discovered elevated levels of formaldehyde. More »


Different minds: Temple Grandin on nurturing autistic workers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - During the past five decades, Temple Grandin's visually indexed mind, a key feature of her autism, helped make her a leading animal researcher. More »


Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday. More »


HIV-positive British living in Spain could lose healthcare post-Brexit

(Reuters Health) - British citizens with HIV who live in Spain could face serious healthcare challenges post-Brexit, potentially risking public health at large, researchers say. More »


Embattled drugmaker Indivior raises forecasts on Suboxone strength

(Reuters) - Indivior Plc on Tuesday raised its full-year forecasts as the embattled British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction drug Suboxone fared better than expected in the face of competition from copycats. More »


China's pig herd in Sept down 41.1% from year earlier

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd. More »


Congo to start using Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said. More »


To ease dementia agitation, drugs may not be best option

(Reuters Health) - Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. More »


Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

(Reuters Health) - Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. More »


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