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A Tennessee man died just 48 hours after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria from waters in Florida after his daughter says the hospital he was treated at ignored her warnings that he had contracted necrotizing fasciitis. Cheryl Bennett Wiygul, a resident of Okaloosa County, said her parents had come down from Memphis to spend several days with […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A broad index of stocks around the world rose on Thursday as financial shares helped Wall Street’s benchmark index advance, while oil prices fell on a forecast for weaker demand. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. […]

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Elliott Management Corp, Paul Singer’s $35 billion hedge fund, has outspent all rivals in pushing for corporate changes like spin-offs, mergers, and management overhauls this year. FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials are divided over part of a proposal to crack down on illicit versions of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic painkiller that U.S. President Donald Trump targeted in declaring a national opioid abuse emergency. FILE PHOTO: Plastic bags of Fentanyl are displayed on a table at the U.S. Customs and Border […]

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The Department of Health and Social Care plans to spend £3m on no-deal Brexit measures to transport medication. It wants to hire an “express freight service” to transport medicines, blood and transplant tissue. But experts have warned that the deadline of 1 September set for the deal is a “tight” timeframe. The government’s current plan […]

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BEIJING (Reuters) – As many as half of China’s breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as officially acknowledged, according to the estimates of four people who supply large farms. FILE PHOTO: A poster on African swine fever is seen outside a […]

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management announced on Thursday it had taken a 2.1% stake in German agrichemicals and pharma company Bayer (BAYGn.DE) Here are some of New York-headquartered Elliott’s top holdings in Europe (in alphabetical order): AC Milan: – Lent 300 million euros ($341 million) to China’s Li Yonghong in March […]

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said. The ban would cover live pigs and carcasses in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading into Thailand, said a notice on the Thai Department […]

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A “root and branch” review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more patient deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Friday the total number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads had risen from three to five. It said all but […]

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