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Man injured in shooting near Scottish school, say police
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:08:24 -0500
A 35-year-old man was injured in a shooting near a primary school in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Monday morning, police said. "Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk," police said.
Man injured in shooting near Scottish school, say police
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:36:16 -0500
A 35-year-old man was injured in a shooting near a primary school in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Monday morning, police said. "Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk," police said.
Croatia bans outdoor poultry after bird flu detected
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:47:54 -0500
Croatia banned outdoor poultry on Monday and started culling ducks and hens on a farm near the capital Zagreb where H5N8 bird flu was detected over the weekend. "The virus has probably come with migratory birds. The bird flu virus was detected on Saturday on a farm some 30 km (20 miles) southeast of Zagreb.
No new antidepressants in sight despite growing need, experts warn
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:45:43 -0500
A man sits hunched over on a staircase in Tokyo(This version of the Jan. 11 story corrects manufacturer of Prozac to Eli Lilly in seventh paragraph) By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. The depression drug pipeline has run dry partly due to a "failure of science" they said, but also due to big pharma pulling investment out of research and development (R&D) in the neuroscience field because the profit potential is uncertain. "I'd be very surprised if we were to see any new drugs for depression in the next decade.

Luxottica and Essilor agree 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:47:01 -0500
The Luxottica name is reflected in a pair of sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in RomeBy Valentina Za and Sudip Kar-Gupta MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro ($49 billion) merger to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros, they said in a statement on Monday. The deal, one of Europe's largest cross-border tie-ups, brings together Luxottica, the world's top spectacles maker with brands such as Oakley and Ray-Ban, with Essilor, the world's leading manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses. "Finally ... two products which are naturally complementary -- namely frames and lenses -- will be designed, manufactured and distributed under the same roof," Luxottica's 81-year-old founder Leonardo Del Vecchio said in a statement.

Luxottica and Essilor confirm plans to merge companies
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:13:27 -0500
Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor confirmed on Monday plans to agree on a merger worth some 46 billion euros ($48.83 billion) to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear market. The two companies said in a joint statement that the deal would entail Delfin - the holding company of Luxottica's founder Leonardo Del Vecchio - contributing its shares in Luxottica to Essilor based on an exchange ratio of 0.461 Essilor share for 1 Luxottica share. "The marriage between two key companies in their sectors will bring great benefits to the market, for employees and mainly for all our consumers," Leonardo Del Vecchio, Chairman of Delfin and Executive Chairman of Luxottica Group said in a statement.
Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:41:54 -0500
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. China's Foreign Ministry has rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use support of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in future negotiations between the two sides. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Trump did not give the newspaper specifics about his proposals to replace Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health insurance law, but said the plan was nearly finished and he was ready to unveil it alongside the leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said.

UK M&A to drop sharply as investors await Brexit clarity - Baker McKenzie
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:26:03 -0500
Sunlight reflecting off a building is seen during a foggy morning in the Canary Wharf financial district of LondonMergers and acquisitions activity in the United Kingdom will drop sharply in 2017 due to uncertainty over the terms of its exit from the European Union, law firm Baker McKenzie said in a report published on Monday. Britain avoided a collapse in mergers and acquisitions activity in 2016 as foreign companies used sterling's spectacular devaluation against the U.S. dollar to snap up British companies, Thomson Reuters data shows. Baker McKenzie said that while M&A activity would have only a modest impact on European transactions if there was an amicable divorce, the lack of clarity over Brexit could hurt activity in the United Kingdom.

Luxottica, Essilor in 45-billion euro merger deal to create eyewear giant: source
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:56:48 -0500
The Luxottica name is reflected in a pair of sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in RomeMILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 45-billion euro merger deal to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

Exclusive: Philip Morris jolted by Indian proposal to ban foreign tobacco investment
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:16 -0500
FILE PHOTO - A man lights a cigarette along a road in MumbaiPhilip Morris International is fighting to keep a toehold in India's $11 billion tobacco market, as the government considers further tightening foreign investment rules in the sector, according to documents seen by Reuters. In previously unreported letters from Philip Morris to the trade minister and an influential government think-tank, the U.S.-based company said the "discriminatory" and "protectionist" proposals would represent a blow to its plans to launch new products and make further investments in India. "The proposed ban will impact our future investments in India and also force a review of our overall operations, including tobacco crop purchases," Martin G. King, Philip Morris' Asia president, wrote on Oct. 13 to NITI Aayog, India's most influential government think-tank that has a say in federal policies, including those related to foreign investments.

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Referral centres cause 'dangerous' NHS delays, BMA warns
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:14:36 GMT
Referral management centres may be slowing cancer diagnoses and delaying other NHS treatment, doctors warn.
Frances Cappuccini Caesarean death caused by hospital failures
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:45:26 GMT
The death of a woman following childbirth was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment", a coroner rules.
NHS patient caught selling his drugs in undercover film
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:12:48 GMT
A patient has been caught in an undercover BBC film illegally selling prescription drugs which cost the NHS £10,000 a year.
Breast cancer patients' distress at withdrawal of Kadcyla
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:07:35 GMT
Health watchdog NICE rejects life-extending drug Kadcyla for use on the NHS on cost grounds.
Doctors warn over cancer op cancellations amid NHS "pressure"
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:47:14 GMT
The Royal College of Surgeons says the NHS in England is facing "tremendous pressure" this winter.
Bug resistant to all antibiotics kills woman
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:22:13 GMT
The 70-year-old's hip infection was resistant to the 26 antibiotics available in the US.
NI GPs resignation from NHS 'inevitable'
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:01:49 GMT
NI GPs will likely vote to leave the NHS if a snap election is called, says the head of the NI General Practitioners' Committee.
GPs urged to commit to seven-day service or lose funding
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:44:57 GMT
Downing Street puts pressure on GPs to open from 08:00-20:00 in a bid to reduce the strain on A&E.
Major alerts 'at many hospitals'
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:44:52 GMT
Over four in 10 hospitals in England declared a major alert in the first week of the year.
Urine test reveals what you really eat
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:53:08 GMT
Analysing urine could improve what you eat, claim scientists.
Locums 'weak link' in doctors' performance checks
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:06:29 GMT
There are weaknesses in the way the performance of locum doctors is checked, a review suggests.
Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:04:41 GMT
Constant stress could be a key factor in raising the risk of a heart attack, say researchers.
Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:05:51 GMT
Research could lead to new drugs to stop cancer reaching other parts of the body.
The trauma centres helping veteran amputees
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:05:36 GMT
A network of trauma centres has opened across the UK to allow the NHS to treat veterans.
Hepatitis C patient's agonising wait for drug treatment
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:18:23 GMT
Ben Franklin from London was diagnosed with Hepatitis C nine months ago but is still waiting for a new drug which could cure his condition.
MS patient's family plea for rethink on right to die
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:24:44 GMT
The family of a woman who fought a long battle against Multiple Sclerosis release a harrowing set of images to support the campaign for the "right to die".
The NHS is making people sick, GP tells BBC
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:42:24 GMT
Doctors tell of their "guilt" and "distress" over the care they can provide amid pressures on the NHS.
GPs 'already work 24/7, 365 days a year'
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:37:39 GMT
The BMA's Dr Chaand Nagpaul says the government's ultimatum over working hours is "an insult".
Teenage suicide: Two mothers tell their children's stories
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:31:47 GMT
With teenage suicide on the rise, we hear the struggles of two mothers and their children.
Cervical cancer: 'Our sister's symptoms were missed'
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:50:20 GMT
Amber Cliff's family say that she was deemed too young to be tested, despite her symptoms.
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Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:15:12 GMT
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:28:19 GMT
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:27:11 GMT
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:05:53 GMT
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:06 GMT
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:26:22 GMT
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:27:36 GMT
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:52 GMT
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:26:33 GMT
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:49:57 GMT
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:34:37 GMT
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:43:40 GMT
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
War might be making young bodies old
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:56:51 GMT
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:11:59 GMT
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
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