(Reuters) – Alabama’s governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. U.S. abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to […]

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(Reuters) – Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor. Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state […]

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<img title="U.S. measles outbreak grows with 75 new cases, mostly in New York " alt="U.S. measles outbreak grows with 75 new cases, mostly in New York " src="https://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190513&t=2&i=1386760294&r=LYNXNPEF4C19U&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO – One-year-old Bella Huang cries as medical assistants secure her legs for a series of vaccines at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – Giving a single dose of antibiotics to mothers who have a medically assisted birth using forceps or vacuum could prevent almost half of maternal infections, researchers said on Monday, and global health authorities should change their advice. In a study published in The Lancet medical journal, the researchers said prescribing antibiotics as […]

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The E. coli outbreak connected to ground beef has now sickened 196 people across 10 states — a 19-person increase since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported numbers last month. Of those sickened, 28 people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak, which health officials said Monday has been linked to “many sources.” […]

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German Pharmaceutical firm Bayer lost 6.8 percent on share value in trading Tuesday after a US jury awarded a couple from California $2.055 billion in punitive damages for failure to warn of cancer risks of its Roundup pesticide. According to Monday’s ruling, Roundup weed killer was liable for causing cancer, while US agrochemical firm Monsanto, […]

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Nearly every state in the US is part of a lawsuit against leading Pharmaceutical companies which colluded to raise prices on generic medications by as much as 1,000 percent. RT’s Boom Bust talks to Mollye Barrows of America’s Lawyer about the case with the big Pharma companies which some are referring to as “the largest […]

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<img title="Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto stakeholder file issue " alt="Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto stakeholder file issue " src="https://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190512&t=2&i=1386328311&r=LYNXNPEF4B0AN&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO: Werner Baumann, CEO of German Pharmaceutical and chemical maker Bayer AG, attends the annual general shareholders meeting in Bonn, Germany, April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo”> FILE PHOTO: Werner […]

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German Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is hiring an outside law firm to review claims circulating in the French media that its seed firm, Monsanto, compiled illegal lists of influential journalists and lawmakers. Bayer, who acquired the controversial agrochemical business last year, said on Sunday that the decision to commission the independent review came after its own […]

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