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J&J must pay $4 million in punitive damages in latest asbestos cancer trial 3:22pm EDT

A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4 million in punitive damages to a woman who said she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the company's baby powder, pushing the total damages award in the case to $25.7 million.

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U.S. biotechs to speed work on Nipah vaccine as virus hits India

LONDON A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two U.S. biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 people in India.

8:28am EDT

Oily fish still a good habit for heart health, U.S. doctors say

(Reuters Health) - People who eat at least two servings a week of oily fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna should keep it up because U.S. doctors still say it's a good way to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

4:25pm EDT

Commutes on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke

(Reuters Health) - Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests.

4:23pm EDT

Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

(Reuters Health) - Another benefit of a healthy diet may be protection against age-related hearing loss, suggests a large study of U.S. women.

4:12pm EDT