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Risk of disease as hundreds line up to identify Sierra Leone mudslide victims 12:12pm EDT

FREETOWN, Aug 16 Hundreds of Freetown residents queued on Wednesday to identify relatives killed in a mudslide on the edge of the Sierra Leone capital, as aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by nearly 400 corpses.

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Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal

BRUSSELS Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, authorities said on Wednesday.

12:45pm EDT

Partial lead-pipe replacements bring down levels of toxins

Reuters Health - New research clarifies the benefits of having utilities replace municipal lead water-service lines, even when the pipe that enters a home continues to be made of the metal that can impair children’s brain development.

11:45am EDT

South Carolina sues OxyContin maker Purdue over opioid marketing

South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic.

U.S. Aug 15 2017

End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

WASHINGTON Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.

U.S., Aug 15 2017

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