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Obamacare sign-ups rise to 1 million as pace picks up before deadline

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of consumers who signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance next year surpassed the 1 million mark in the second-to-last week of enrollment on the federally-run HealthCare.gov website, picking up the pace ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline. FILE PHOTO: A sign on an …

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Obamacare sign-ups gain steam as 2018 deadline nears

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 1.07 million consumers selected 2018 Obamacare individual insurance plans on the HealthCare.gov website during the week ended Dec. 9, the U.S. government reported on Wednesday, indicating a pick up in the pace of enrollment as the Dec. 15 deadline nears. FILE PHOTO: A sign …

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Is England a healthy nation?

The annual Health Survey for England has been published. The poll of 10,000 people is essentially the stock-take of the nation’s health, measuring everything from exercise habits to happiness. So what does it tell us about the health and wellbeing of people in England? 1. Obsessed with weight, but with …

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Doner kebabs survive EU lawmaker vote on additives

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Doner kebab vendors across Europe won a victory in the European Parliament on Wednesday when European Union lawmakers failed to outlaw additives regularly used to preserve taste and moisture. The European Commission had proposed permitting the use of phosphates in frozen kebab meat to reflect current practice. …

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Novartis generics arm says may sell or end some products

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Novartis’s Sandoz generics business is in the process of selling or closing some products in the United States, it said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen at the company’s plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, Switzerland October 23, 2017. …

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Israel's Teva to cut jobs in restructuring on Thursday: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include laying off more than half its Israeli workforce, the Calcalist financial news website said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world’s biggest generic drugmaker and Israel’s largest company, is …

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L'Oreal turns to plant-based hair dye as natural cosmetics thrive

PARIS (Reuters) – L‘Oreal is launching its first wholly plant-based hair dye as cosmetics companies look to win over customers who are becoming increasingly wary of chemical ingredients. FILE PHOTO: A scientist speaks in front of a World map composed from cuttings of hair at cosmetics company L’Oreal’s new World …

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Half of world's people can't get basic health services: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) – At least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Aurora Cannabis wins rights for licensing talks with CannaRoyalty

(Reuters) – Canadian medical marijuana maker Aurora Cannabis Inc has won the rights to negotiate a licensing deal with CannaRoyalty Corp that will allow it to sell a range of cannabis-infused consumer products. Aurora — one of the biggest Canadian cannabis companies — has an exclusive right for 90 days …

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Philippines' Duterte says dengue campaign carried out in 'good faith'

MANILA (Reuters) – President Rodrigo Duterte believes the previous Philippine government acted in good faith in launching an immunization drive that used a new dengue vaccine on hundreds of thousands of children, he said on Wednesday. Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference on the sidelines …