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December 21, 2018 3:19 AM China agriculture ministry says Hunan county hit by swine fever lifts restrictions

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday that the government of Baojing County in the southern province of Hunan has lifted swine fever restrictions. Baojing, in the western part of the province, reported China’s 50th case of the deadly disease in November. The outbreak killed four pigs, prompting a ban on the transportation of live hogs and pork products 134

December 18, 2018 5:03 PM Tennessee dad faces fatal, untreatable illness as family hopes for cure

Tony Gibson, a 32-year-old welder and ironworker, initially showed symptoms of confusion and forgetfulness earlier this year. (iStock) A Tennessee father who was given a year to live after being diagnosed with an extremely rare degenerative illness now requires 24-hour care at a nursing facility as his family hopes for a cure for the currently untreatable 114

December 18, 2018 12:59 PM Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour after founder reveals Parkinson's diagnosis

Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson's disease. The Grammy-winning trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Cook formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama, and went on to dominate the sound of country music in the 1980s, scoring dozens 143

December 18, 2018 11:20 AM China first to approve AstraZeneca, FibroGen anaemia drug

LONDON (Reuters) - China has become the first country to approve a new anaemia drug from AstraZeneca and FibroGen, well before decisions by regulators in the United States or Europe. Despite the early win, the two partners said on Tuesday they did not expect to launch roxadustat in China until the second half of 2019. FibroGen sponsored the development 126

December 18, 2018 2:04 AM US 'bans Yemen mum from visiting dying toddler in California'

The Yemeni mother of a dying boy in California is being prevented from seeing him due to a US ban on visitors from her country, the family says. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan was born with a brain disease that doctors say he will not survive. His relatives say his mother wants to see him one last time before they take him off life-support. His father 108

December 17, 2018 4:12 AM China confirms new African swine fever cases in Sichuan, Heilongjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed two new cases of African swine fever, as the disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said late on Sunday in a statement on its website. One outbreak occurred on a farm of 210 pigs in Yanting county in the southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 114

December 13, 2018 10:50 PM Woman’s tweets detailing heart attack go viral: ‘I was lucky’

A woman who recently survived a heart attack is using her experience to remind others how symptoms of the sometimes fatal occurrence can differ for men and women. The woman, identified only as Twitter user @gwheezie, took to the social media platform on Sunday to share her story, detailing what she later realized were signs of a heart attack. “I want to warn women 120

December 12, 2018 8:44 PM Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S

(Reuters Health) - - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes. When people with diabetes have poorly controlled blood sugar, over time this can restrict blood flow to the lower legs and lead to nerve 105

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM Opioid maker Insys paid physician assistant kickbacks, U.S. jury hears

CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Aframe told a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, at the start 107

December 10, 2018 12:47 PM South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

(Reuters) - Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. South Sudan is one of the three countries - with Uganda and Rwanda - that the WHO said are “at very high risk” of having Ebola 109