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2199 Articles Matching "world"

Gates Foundation warns decades-long progress in fighting disease and poverty may reverse

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
More people are being born in the world's poorest countries, which could halt the decline in the number of extremely poor people and possibly even cause the number to increase, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in their second "Goalkeepers"...
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Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence BP

Sep 19, 2018 , WebMD
High blood pressure, which is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, claimed almost 8 million lives around the world in 2015 alone, the researchers...
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U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling

Sep 19, 2018 , Reuters
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)....
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China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
A new outbreak of African swine fever occurred on a farm in northern China's Inner Mongolia, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, the second in the region, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread rapidly across the world's top producer of pigs....
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Coca-Cola Is Considering CBD For Infused Beverage Line

Sep 18, 2018 , Forbes
The Atlanta-based world beverage leader could soon add non-intoxicating cannabidiol to its ingredient list for certain...
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Coke eyes cannabis-infused drink market

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
Coca-Cola Co is closely watching the fast-growing marijuana drinks market for a possible entry that would expand the world's largest soft drink maker's ambitions further away from sugary sodas....
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U.S. reports mild bird flu virus at California farm: OIE

Sep 15, 2018 , Reuters
The United States has reported an outbreak of the low pathogenic H7N3 bird flu virus at a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday....
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Launches $2B Fund To Help The Homeless, Build Preschools For Low-Income Families

Sep 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The world's richest man has been coming under pressure to help with the growing homeless problems. He tweeted about his philanthropic plans writing he wants "to be helping people in the here and now—short term—at the intersection of urgent need and lasting...
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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

Sep 15, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Does your city have the happiest employees in the U.S.? Find out, and then browse our roundup of current job...
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Aid agencies ramp up response to Zimbabwe cholera outbreak

Sep 14, 2018 , Reuters
The World Health Organization and the Red Cross said on Thursday they were ramping up their emergency responses to Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade, with politicians trading blame over contaminated water and collapsing infrastructure....
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Roche steps up efficiency drive to take sting out of biosimilars

Sep 14, 2018 , Reuters
Roche , the world's biggest producer of cancer drugs, is stepping up cost cuts in an efficiency drive made unavoidable by competition from cut-price copies of three mega-brands from its famed U.S. Genentech biotech stable....
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Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates

Sep 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of people around the world who have cancer is "rapidly growing," with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report....
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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms....
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In 2017, Humanity Across The Globe Had Its Gloomiest Year In More Than A Decade

Sep 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The increase in negative experiences around the world was driven largely by rising worry and stress. “When you’re talking about 154,000 interviews for the entire world, that’s actually a lot,” said Julie Ray, the chief writer and editor of the report. In other public health news: smoking alternatives, medial device hacking, caring for Latino patients, whole-fat dairy, sleep apnea, flu shots, and...
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Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday....
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China bans live hog transport from 10 new regions to stem swine fever spread

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
China has banned the transport of live hogs and pig products from 10 regions bordering the six provinces that have reported African swine fever outbreaks in recent weeks, a move set to further tighten supplies and roil prices in the world's top pork consumer....
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Banned Supplement Found in Weight-Loss Products

Sep 13, 2018 , WebMD
Higenamine is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of substances prohibited in sports, though it is legal for use in supplements in the United States, Canada and...
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Doctors Are So Ill-Trained To Fight Opioid Crisis Experts Say It’s Like ‘Trying To Fight World War II With Only Coast Guard’

Sep 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
There has been little addiction training in medical schools across the country, but a decades-long push may be changing...
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Europeans are living longer -- but how long will it last?

Sep 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Europeans are living longer, but health officials say certain risks -- such as obesity and undervaccination -- threaten to slow or even reverse this progress, according to the European health report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization....
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Nestle to remove stabilizers from major milk brands in Brazil

Sep 12, 2018 , Reuters
Nestle SA is eliminating stabilizers from two of its major milk brands in Brazil, an executive told Reuters, as the world's largest food company makes a global push to capture growing consumer interest in natural, healthy and organic products....
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