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African swine fever detected in wild boars in Czech Republic

PRAGUE The Czech Republic has detected African swine fever (ASF) in two wild boars, Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. The infected animals were found in Zlin, 300 km (186 miles)…

Republican healthcare bill imperiled with 22 million seen losing insurance

WASHINGTON Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, complicating the path forward for…

Talks over boosting Illinois Medicaid payments fail

CHICAGO A U.S. judge should order Illinois to pay Medicaid providers about $1 billion a month to ensure medical care continues for the three million recipients of the health program…

Senate Republican healthcare bill would cause 22 million to lose insurance

WASHINGTON Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, likely making it…

California to list glyphosate as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the…

Whole genome sequencing not ready for routine use: study

CHICAGO A study testing the value of DNA sequencing as part of routine medical care showed that roughly one in five people carried a mutation linked with rare disease, but…

Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: CBO

WASHINGTON Twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade under draft legislation unveiled by Senate Republicans last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on…

U.S. Senate Republicans to issue revised health bill to win support: aide

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans plan to issue a revised version of their healthcare bill on Monday, according to a Republican Senate aide, as the chamber’s leaders scrambled to get legislation…

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial

NEW YORK Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the “pharma bro” for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for…

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial

NEW YORK Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the “pharma bro” for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for…