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Iran curbs jailed British-Iranian aid worker's family contacts: BBC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have restricted British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's contacts with her daughter to once a month and banned her from calling her husband, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
Iran curbs jailed British-Iranian aid worker's family contacts-BBC
DUBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have restricted British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's contacts with her daughter to once a month and banned her from calling her husband, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
Exclusive: Cigna seeks sale of group benefits insurance business - sources
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp is exploring a sale of its group benefits insurance business, which could be valued at as much as $6 billion, four people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
China adds 148 drugs to key insurance list: state media
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients' out-of-pocket costs in one of the world's largest drug markets, state media reported.
Elanco to become No.2 in animal health with $7.6 billion Bayer deal
(Reuters) - Elanco Animal Health
agreed to buy Bayer's veterinary drugs unit on Tuesday in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion, creating the second largest maker of medicines for pets and livestock and expanding Elanco's reach online.
Former GOP senator: Facebook has 'significant work' to address conservatives concerns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year-long review by a former Republican U.S. senator says Facebook Inc has "significant work to be done to satisfy" concerns from conservatives that believe the social media website to be biased against conservatives.
One dead, over 100 ill in Spain's biggest listeriosis outbreak
MADRID (Reuters) - A 90-year-old Spanish woman died on Tuesday, 56 people have been hospitalized and dozens more taken ill in what is believed to be the biggest outbreak of listeriosis recorded in Spain, the health minister said.
AstraZeneca diabetes drug shows promise in heart failure
(Reuters) - AstraZeneca made strides on Tuesday toward its goal of adding heart failure to the conditions that can be treated by its diabetes drug Farxiga, putting it ahead of a rival medicine from Eli Lilly.
Elderly in Hong Kong looking to China for affordable care in retirement
HONG KONG (Reuters) - After spending time with his 84-year-old mother in a senior care home in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, David Lee walked up to the supervisor and asked to reserve a place there for his own retirement.
UPDATE 1-Weak pound, AstraZeneca push FTSE higher
Aug 20 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 rose on Tuesday, boosted by falls in the pound and gains for drugmaker AstraZeneca after a successful late-stage study, while shares in miner BHP were hit by a warning about future demand.
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