Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis

PARIS Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production.France, which has the largest poultry flock in the European Union, is one of the countri
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WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

NEW DELHI India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance. The WHO said that on May 15 India's health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were detected during te
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Safe Sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand

SHANGHAI April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China's younger generations toward sex. She's confident to talk about a topic once taboo here and is well educated about the risks.Zhang and her young contemporaries - though far from uniform in their
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German kindergartens must report parents for refusing vaccine advice under new law

BERLIN Germany will pass a law next week obliging kindergartens to inform the authorities if parents fail to provide evidence that they have received advice from their doctor on vaccinating their children, the health ministry said on Friday.Parents refusing the advice risk fines of up to 2,500 euros
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Walking linked to improved brain function

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia, who walked three hours per week for six months
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Drug approvals bounce back as R&D labs churn out new winners

LONDON The number of new drugs approved for sale in United States and Europe has bounced back this year, suggesting a marked slowdown in 2016 was an aberration rather than a sign of flagging research and development productivity.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already cleared 21 new prescr
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Estimated 23 mln would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

WASHINGTON An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact.The report from the Congressional Budget Office als
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Deadly brain infection in German MS patient prompts Roche investigation

ZURICH A person in Germany treated with Roche Holding AG’s new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus has been diagnosed with an often-deadly brain infection after switching from another medication earlier this year, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday.Roche said it was investigating a case of Progress
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Exclusive: McConnell expects bipartisan support for bill reauthorizing FDA user fees

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Wednesday he expects bipartisan support for approval of a bill authorizing taxpayer and industry funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The bill to reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act would let the FDA con
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Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm

Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark.People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrilla
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