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African-Americans less likely to get rehab care after injuries

May 23, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When people with moderate or severe injuries are discharged from the hospital, follow-up care, especially at rehabilitation centers, is a crucial part of their recovery - but African Americans are less likely than white patients to seek out or receive these important services, a U.S. study suggests....
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South Africa's Aspen sells Australian prescription portfolio to Mylan

May 21, 2019 , Reuters
Aspen Pharmacare said on Monday that Mylan NV had exercised an option to buy the South African drugmaker's portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia for 188 million Australian dollars ($130 million)....
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Vietnam to mobilize military in fight against African swine fever

May 15, 2019 , Reuters
Vietnam said it will mobilize its military and police forces to help combat the outbreak of African swine fever that has already resulted in the culling of about 4% of the country's pig herd....
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African swine fever outbreak spreads to fourth province

May 14, 2019 , Reuters
An outbreak of African swine fever, a severe hemorrhagic disease of pigs, has spread to a fourth province in South Africa, the agricultural ministry said on Monday, following a spate of outbreaks last month....
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Vietnam culls 1.2 million pigs as African swine fever spreads nationwide

May 14, 2019 , Reuters
Vietnam has culled more than 1.2 million farmed pigs infected with African swine fever, the government said on Monday, as the virus continues to spread rapidly in the Southeast Asian country....
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Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

May 11, 2019 , Reuters
Hong Kong government confirmed an African swine fever case on Friday night, in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China's borders....
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Disease to cut China pig meat output by at least 10 percent: FAO

May 10, 2019 , Reuters
An African Swine Fever outbreak is expected to cut China's pig meat output by at least 10 percent in 2019 and present opportunities for producers elsewhere, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday....
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Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose Among Blacks

May 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A study looked at who gets Suboxone prescriptions and found that whites are almost 35 times more likely to get the addiction treatment than African...
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Two more swine fever outbreaks detected in South Africa

May 07, 2019 , Reuters
Two more outbreaks of African swine fever were detected in South Africa in April, its agriculture ministry said, following a spate of the disease in the country's North West province earlier that month....
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An African American Meteorologist's High Blood Pressure Story

May 01, 2019 , Forbes
In the wake of John Singleton's death, an atmospheric scientist reflects on his hypertension and why ignoring health warnings is...
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China to ban imports of pigs from Cambodia due to African swine fever

Apr 30, 2019 , Reuters
China will ban imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Cambodia, its customs said on Monday, after the Southeast nation reported its first case of the highly-contagious disease....
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World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children

Apr 24, 2019 , CNN Health
Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday....
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Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister

Apr 23, 2019 , Reuters
Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world's No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil's agriculture minister said on Monday....
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China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island

Apr 21, 2019 , Reuters
China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday....
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China says African swine fever found on Hainan island

Apr 20, 2019 , Reuters
China said on Friday that it had confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country's southern coast which it had hoped to keep free of the contagious disease....
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Tracking Devices, Special Apps Help Monitor Family Members With Dementia, But Technology Isn’t A Cure-All

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Families are finding they are able to keep loved ones with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases at home longer with special apps, but if those devices fail then life becomes tricky once again. News on Alzheimer's looks at early warning signs and the burden on the African-American community, as...
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China urges large pig farms to test for African swine fever

Apr 16, 2019 , Reuters
China will allow large-scale pig farms and breeding farms to test for African swine fever in a bid to help early detection of the disease, overturning an earlier prohibition on commercial firms carrying out their own testing....
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South Africa reports farm outbreak of African swine fever: OIE

Apr 11, 2019 , Reuters
South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the South African agriculture ministry....
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U.S. pork industry cancels convention over African swine fever fears

Apr 11, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. pork industry canceled its annual convention on Wednesday over concerns that international attendees could bring in an incurable hog disease at a time when American farmers are already suffering from trade wars....
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Under Pressure Over Cancer-Baby Powder Link, Johnson & Johnson Targeted Overweight Women, African-Americans To Save Sales

Apr 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
According to internal company documents, Johnson & Johnson distributed baby powder samples through churches and beauty salons in African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods, ran digital and print promotions with weight-loss and wellness company Weight Watchers and launched a $300,000 radio advertising campaign in a half-dozen markets aiming to reach “curvy Southern women 18-49 skewing African...
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