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Reuters Health Report: Death toll in UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to six Newsletter

Death toll in UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to six

Another person has died in a listeria outbreak caused by eating contaminated food in hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to six, Public Health England said on Thursday.

China confirms new African swine fever case in Hubei province

China on Thursday confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the central province of Hubei.

Rwanda seals Congo border after third Ebola case in Goma

Rwandan authorities closed the border with the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma on Thursday for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda, as a third case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma.

Third ebola case confirmed in East Congo city of Goma

The daughter of an Ebola patient in the eastern Congo city of Goma has contracted the virus, making her the third case in the city of one million which neighbours Rwanda, the government's Ebola response team said on Thursday.

Blue-blooded crabs at heart of pharma dispute on drug testing

If you've received a vaccination, hip replacement or chemotherapy without suffering toxic shock, chances are you've benefited from a vast bloodletting of horseshoe crabs.

Oklahoma makes final bid to hold J&J responsible for opioid epidemic

Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday made his final bid to force Johnson & Johnson to pay $17 billion for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic, saying the drugmaker's "egregious" marketing caused an oversupply of addictive drugs and overdose deaths.

Trump firms up plan to import medicines; pharma companies resist

The Trump administration took a step Wednesday toward allowing importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans, but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move.

U.S. nurses may not be ready for nuclear emergencies

(Reuters Health) - U.S. nurses may not receive adequate training in how to care for patients during a nuclear event or radiation emergency, a nationwide survey of nursing schools suggests.

Second Ebola case in Congo's main eastern city dies

The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in eastern Congo's main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment too late and was already bleeding, the head of the Congolese response effort said on Wednesday.

Beyond Meat competitor Impossible Foods receives FDA approval for 'bleeding' plant burger

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a key ingredient in plant-based burger patties made by Impossible Foods, a rival to Beyond Meat, clearing the way for direct-to-consumer sales at U.S. grocery stores.

Fifth Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever

Bulgarian authorities said on Wednesday that they would cull another 17,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the north of the country, the fifth hit by the fast-spreading virus this month.

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