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Top Russian pork producer Miratorg reports ASF outbreak

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s largest pork producer Miratorg on Friday reported an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at one of its sites in the Belgorod region in central Russia. Russia has been increasing pork production in recent years partially as it has banned most Western food imports since 2014 …

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Russia's meat firm Miratorg reports ASF outbreak at 1 site in Russia

[unable to retrieve full-text content]MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian privately-owned meat producer Miratorg said on Friday there was an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at one of its sites in Russia’s Belgorod region.

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Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to 'be better' at dealing with crisis patients

The health secretary says the NHS must be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases. Jeremy Hunt, who’s in charge of the health service in England, was speaking to Newsbeat about our iPlayer documentary My Mind and Me. He watched Radio 1 listener Bex talk about failures when she …

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Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians

The British Dietetic Association has released a list of diets they say we should steer clear of in the new year. They include the Raw Vegan, Alkaline, Pioppi and Ketogenic diets, as well as Katie Price’s Nutritional Supplements. Sian Porter from the BDA said: “If something sounds too good to …

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Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunize hundreds of thousands of children that Sanofi has said could worsen the disease in some cases. Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, …

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Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening

A mother dying from breast cancer has launched a campaign to expand the screening programme for younger women. Vicky Fenn, from South Benfleet, Essex, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year aged 36. In the UK, women between 50 and 70 are invited for breast screening every three years as …

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Roche study finds cancer 'Velcro' that halts T-cell attack

ZURICH (Reuters) – Scientists at Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Friday they may have discovered why some tumors resist new immunotherapy drugs as well as a possible means of turning the tables to incite a T-cell attack. Swiss drugmaker Roche’s logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January …

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U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice asked on Thursday for documents related to a Senate committee’s report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood, according to a letter seen by Reuters. People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, …

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U.S. Department of Justice seeks documents on fetal tissue transfers

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter on Thursday, seen by Reuters, seeking documents related to a Senate committee’s report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood. People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, …

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Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS

A student who died of a heart attack caused by anorexia could have been saved if the NHS had cared for her properly, a report has found. Averil Hart, 19, of Colchester, died in Norwich in 2012 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman found she …