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  • After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business

    June 18, 2018 4:07 PM 20

    XYLOKASTRO, Greece (Reuters) - Konstantinos Syros turned to cannabis 26 years ago after a motorcycle accident left him with deformed arm and debilitating pain that conventional treatments could not assuage. For years he had to buy it illegally. Now, he plans to grow it himself. Greece legalized cannabis for medical use last year, and in March this year it lifted

  • Alabama sisters give birth on same day, around same time, for second time in 9 years

    June 14, 2018 7:08 PM 48

    Two sisters from Phenix City, Ala., gave birth on the same day, at the same hospital, around the same time last week for the second time in nearly a decade. Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis, who announced they were pregnant within a week of one another, WTVM reported, knew there was a chance their children would be born around the same time. But they never

  • Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu

    June 13, 2018 6:38 PM 23

    SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on Wednesday. A three-kilometer protection zone was set around the farm in the village of Donchevo and the sale of eggs and the movement of domestic, wild and other birds was banned within it, the agency

  • Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

    June 11, 2018 3:07 PM 28

    LONDON (Reuters) - A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday. Researchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess

  • Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state

    June 7, 2018 10:56 AM 26

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India’s Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday. Nipah has killed at least 15 people in Kerala, but no cases of the virus have been found outside the state

  • Woman diagnosed with cancer after HGTV appearance 'forever grateful' for eagle-eyed doc

    June 6, 2018 3:11 PM 21

    The North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with cancer after a doctor noticed a lump in her neck while watching her episode of a reality TV show said she feels “extremely blessed.” Nicole McGuinness, who is set to visit a surgeon at Duke University on Friday for a consultation, said it was her mother’s friend who saw Dr. Erich Voigt’s post about her on Facebook

  • Opioid overdose antidote recalled over particulate matter

    June 5, 2018 3:26 PM 30

    The FDA announced a recall of Naloxone on Monday after the antidote’s manufacturer flagged a potential issue with the syringe plunger. Hospira Inc., which is a Pfizer company, said the potential presence of embedded and loos particulate matter could cause a patient to experience adverse effects such as irritation, allergic reactions, pulmonary dysfunction

  • Roche gets priority review from FDA for Hemlibra

    June 5, 2018 5:24 AM 27

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has been given fast-track review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Hemlibra treatment for people with a form of haemophilia, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday. The Basel company said the FDA has granted priority review for the drug for children and adults with hemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors

  • App uses the soothing sounds of Bob Ross to lull you to sleep

    June 5, 2018 1:45 AM 108

    The soothing sounds of late painter Bob Ross will now be incorporated in a sleeping app. (YouTube/BobRossInc) Bob Ross — the famed painter and television host known for his soothing manner — is making his way back into popular culture 23 years after his death in the form of a sleeping app. Calm, an app used to help those who meditate or have trouble

  • Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients

    June 4, 2018 2:51 PM 23

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said. Ebola spreads easily through bodily fluids and the medical strategy involves vaccinating