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U.S. company directors compensated more than ever, but now risk backlash

BOSTON (Reuters) – It’s nice work if you can get it. FILE PHOTO: Microsoft founder Bill Gates smiles while playing bridge with Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska U.S. May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The average annual compensation for non-executive directors at […]

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Judge shields OxyContin-maker Purdue from litigation until April

(Reuters) – Purdue Pharma LP and the company’s Sackler family owners will be shielded until April 8, 2020, from sprawling opioid litigation to give the maker of OxyContin time to try to reach a legal settlement the company says is worth $10 billion. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, […]

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Personalized music playlists that rekindle memories of childhood and happy moments may bring joy to dementia patients, because music can activate parts of the brain not affected by the disease, experts say. “One of the biggest challenges we have in our society is that so many people are living longer and developing dementia later in […]

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FILE PHOTO: Chicken are pictured at a poultry factory in Lapa city, Parana state, Brazil, May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil’s poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. Brazil […]

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(Reuters Health) – Drinking water that is contaminated with even moderate levels of arsenic may lead to harmful thickening of the heart’s main chamber walls, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers who analyzed arsenic levels from more than 1,000 adults under the age of 50 found the risk of heart thickening over the next roughly […]

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German Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is running into mounting shareholder opposition ahead of its annual meeting on Friday. The company’s investors are faulting management for failing to foresee the risks of its biggest deal ever. A growing number of shareholders have said they won’t support executives and supervisory board members in the upcoming no-confidence vote. The […]

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health Service in the United Kingdom began offering the vaccine to 12 and 13-year-old girls at schools around the country.”> The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. In 2009, the National health Service in the United Kingdom began offering the vaccine to 12 […]

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England’s health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has been criticised by doctors for over-reacting to a DNA test he said may have saved his life by revealing a “higher risk of prostate cancer”. Some senior medics said the test had shown his risk was normal and he would be wasting NHS resources acting on it. And GPs […]

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(Reuters health) – Encouraging pregnant women to be aware of reduced fetal movement and to report it promptly to their doctors does not reduce stillbirth risk, new findings show. “We cannot rely on reduced fetal movement awareness as a strategy to reduce stillbirth,” Dr. Jane E. Norman of Queen’s medical Research Institute in Edinburgh, the […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The emergency services are seen, after the passengers were taken […]

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