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Health spending devolved in Manchester

Media captionUniversity of Manchester’s guide to how health spending will work Greater Manchester will become the first English region to gain control of its health spending on Friday. As part…

WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika as cause for disorders

GENEVA/CHICAGO Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in…

CDC probing how lab worker acquired salmonella infection

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it was investigating how one of its lab workers, recently diagnosed with salmonella infection, may have acquired the disease…

Autism rate among U.S. children held steady 2010-2012: CDC

ATLANTA Autism rates among U.S. children were unchanged between 2010 and 2012, but it remains too early to know whether a rise in diagnoses over the last decade has stabilized,…

U.S. environmentalists sue to overturn approval of GMO salmon

CHICAGO U.S. health regulators are facing a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental organizations seeking to overturn the government’s landmark approval of a type of genetically engineered salmon to be…

Daily serving of pulses may aid long-term weight loss

Daily serving of pulses may aid long-term weight loss

Adding just one serving of pulses a day to the diet could help people lose weight and keep it off, concludes a new study. Eating just 130 g of pulses…

Scientists design method to tell if your mince is telling porkies

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Nightly fasting may help reduce breast cancer risk

Nightly fasting may help reduce breast cancer risk

Fasting during sleep for more than 13 hours a night may offer protection against recurrence of illness among women with early stage breast cancer, say findings published online in JAMA…

GSK to ‘drop patents in poor countries’

GSK to ‘drop patents in poor countries’

Image copyright Reuters Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline has said it wants to make it easier for manufacturers in the world’s poorest countries to copy its medicines. The British company said it…

U.S. FTC sues Endo alleging antitrust violations

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it filed a complaint in a district court accusing Endo International Plc of violating antitrust laws by striking “pay-for-delay” deals to block access to…

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