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  • Pregnant woman who survived Las Vegas massacre gives birth 2 days later

    October 17, 2017 1:17 AM 26

    A pregnant woman and her boyfriend who escaped the Las Vegas shooting welcomed their little bundle of joy into the world just two days after they'd been fleeing gunfire. Baby Wyatt was born on Oct. 3 in Las Vegas to parents Markie Coffer and Travis Matheson. The couple was attending the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. They were excited

  • Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars

    October 16, 2017 1:04 AM 27

    "Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most "grab bags" will be banned - with hospitals given a cash boost for facilitating the change. The proposals would also see 75% of pre-packed

  • Woman gives birth, then loses all 4 limbs to flesh-eating disease

    October 15, 2017 7:46 PM 23

    Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease four days after her son was born in March and now she is a quadruple amputee. Last week, the woman and her fiance filed a negligence lawsuit in Nova Scotia Supreme Court against the hospital where she gave birth, IWK Health Center, and five doctors. "What Lindsey and her family

  • GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine gets approval in Canada

    October 13, 2017 7:00 PM 17

    (Reuters) - Canadian health regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline’s key shingles vaccine, the company said on Friday. Shingrix, the British pharma company’s shingles vaccine for people aged 50 years or older, was unanimously recommended for approval by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel last week. Older people are most at risk of an outbreak

  • UK anti-trust regulator investigates South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare

    October 13, 2017 4:05 PM 22

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Britain’s competition regulator has launched an investigation into Africa’s biggest generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare over alleged anticompetitive conduct in the supply of blood pressure and arthritis drugs, Aspen said on Friday. “The investigation is at an early, information-gathering stage and the CMA has confirmed that, at this time, it has not reached

  • Sanofi invests 170 million euros in French vaccines facility

    October 12, 2017 5:08 AM 26

    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi will invest 170 million euros ($202 million) to expand its vaccines manufacturing site at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France, in a drive aimed at boosting the production of one of its influenza vaccines. The French drugmaker said on Thursday that the new facility would allow its Sanofi Pasteur vaccines division to expand the supply

  • Merck says will not seek approval of cholesterol treatment

    October 11, 2017 9:40 PM 27

    (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Wednesday it will not seek regulatory approval for its experimental cholesterol drug, anacetrapib, as the clinical profile of the treatment does not support regulatory filings. In August, a large study on anacetrapib found that the treatment cut the risk of heart attack and death by a modest 9 percent, while causing

  • Boy whose town threw him an early Christmas dies

    October 10, 2017 4:13 PM 62

    A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died. Christian Risner of Lebo died Saturday in Emporia. Christian's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the boy was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. He loved Christmas, so Lebo - a town of about

  • People Are Sharing Their Most Cringeworthy AIM Screennames

    October 9, 2017 7:50 PM 21

    The first thought we had when we heard AOL Instant Messenger was shutting down? RIP, AIM ― and RIP to all the embarrassing screennames of our youth, too. For those of us who grew up with it, the ~iconic~ chat service provided an outlet to establish and try on new identities via screennames. And those screennames really said a lot about you: emokidlovesjen

  • Concussion leads to post-career mental issues: FIFPro study

    October 9, 2017 6:20 PM 18

    LONDON (Reuters) - Athletes who suffer concussions during their careers are more prone to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance after retirement, according to new research by soccer’s world players’ union FIFPro. A survey of 576 male former first division soccer, ice hockey and rugby players from France, Finland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Spain