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  • ‘Beast from the East’ blankets Britain and Ireland in snow

    LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Much of Britain and Ireland was blanketed in snow on Wednesday as freezing Siberian weather dubbed “the Beast from the East” disrupted the travel plans of thousands. Hundreds of schools were closed and there were delays on roads, railways and at airports on one of the coldest days Britain has experienced at

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  • Firearm-related injuries drop during NRA conventions

    (Reuters Health) – Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors say it’s evidence that firearms – even in the hands of experienced users – are inherently dangerous and accidents

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  • Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria invade airways

    (Reuters Health) – People who smoke e-cigarettes might have an increased risk of developing pneumonia because the vapor could help bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, a small experiment suggests. Traditional cigarettes have long been linked to an increased risk of pneumonia, but it’s been less clear whether e-cigarettes might have the same effect.

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  • Mylan teams up with Revance on biosimilar for Botox

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mylan NV on Wednesday struck a licensing agreement with Revance Therapeutics Inc to develop a biosimilar of Allergan Plc’s blockbuster Botox wrinkle treatment. The deal includes an upfront payment of $25 million to Revance​, Mylan said. Revance’s own rival to Botox is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug

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  • Cleantech News Roundup: Chicago Hyperloop, Retro E-Moped, Fiat 500E, Green Crowdfunding

    February 28th, 2018 by Derek Markham  We’ve got stories about Chicago-Cleveland Hyperloop,  a retro electric moped, an electric motorcycle at 24 Hours of LeMans, crowdfunded green ventures, the current state of democracy in the US, and more in today’s cleantech news roundup. In today’s fast-paced internet media environment, you’re bound

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  • FDA approves Sorrento’s non-opioid painkiller patch, shares jump

    (Reuters) – Sorrento Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ZTlido, its non-opioid painkiller patch for nerve pain related to shingles, which it plans to launch later this year. Shares of the drug developer rose as much as 18.3 percent as the non-opioid drug is expected to benefit from

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  • California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslides

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thousands of residents in a Southern California county where 21 people died from mudslides in January were advised on Wednesday to leave their homes, ahead of a rainstorm that officials said could again trigger a cascade of mud and rocks. The warning, which is one step below a mandatory order, affects

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  • Real-time glucose monitor helps people with risky diabetes problem

    (Reuters Health) – Continuous glucose monitoring devices may reduce episodes of dangerously-low blood sugar in adults with type 1 diabetes who suffer from so-called hypoglycemic unawareness, researchers say. Hypoglycemia – or low blood sugar – can cause symptoms like shaking, sweating, hunger, headache and blurred vision in the early stages. If ignored, a hypoglycemic episode

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  • Doctor admits disclosing patient info to drugmaker Aegerion

    BOSTON (Reuters) – A Georgia pediatric cardiologist pleaded guilty on Wednesday to wrongfully disclosing information about his young patients to an Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc sales representative seeking to identify potential new users of an expensive cholesterol drug. Dr. Eduardo Montana, 55, entered his plea in federal court in Boston after Aegerion, a unit of Novelion

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  • Judge says she blocked Louisiana pipeline permit on ‘irreparable harm’ concern

    HOUSTON (Reuters) – A judge in Louisiana who halted development of a section of Energy Transfer Partners’ Bayou Bridge oil pipeline last week said on Tuesday that her decision was designed to prevent “further irreparable harm” to wetlands. U.S. district judge Shelly Dick on Friday issued a temporary injunction preventing work on an extension to

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