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Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

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ABUJA/GENEVA - A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

In China meat scandal, McDonald's Japan switches to Thai chicken, no nuggets in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese company at the center of a food safety scare in China.

25 Jul 2014

Europe backs new leukemia drugs from J&J and Gilead

LONDON - Two new leukemia drugs from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences have been recommended for approval by European regulators, paving the way for formal approval in a couple of months.

25 Jul 2014

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.

25 Jul 2014

Campus security policies for citing drinkers vary widely: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At most colleges, campus police refer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to school officials for discipline rather than taking legal action, according to a study of 343 U.S. schools.

25 Jul 2014

Snowboard injuries while listening to music less frequent, more severe

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Snowboarders who use personal music players while boarding have fewer injuries but the injuries they do sustain tend to be more severe, reports a new study from Canada.

25 Jul 2014

Parents of obese kids may be more ready to tackle diet than exercise

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents of overweight and obese kids may want to help their kids be healthier, but they’re more often willing to make changes in children’s diets than in their activity levels, according to a new study.

25 Jul 2014

Allergan gets EU recommendation on new use of eye drug

- Allergan Inc, known best for its Botox wrinkle treatment, said on Friday that European Union regulators had recommended use of its eye drug Ozurdex be extended to treat patients with diabetic macular edema.

25 Jul 2014

Teens speak more openly with doctors in private

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers are more likely to discuss topics like sexual health and drug use with their doctors if their parents are out of the room for at least part of their check-up, a new study shows.

25 Jul 2014

Bayer says Nexavar fails in breast cancer study

FRANKFURT - German drugmaker Bayer said a Phase III trial of cancer drug Nexavar in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of delaying the progression of the disease.

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